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A: Drive Error

Last response: in Windows XP
October 7, 2012 4:25:42 PM

Hi all,

I'm currently getting a message at boot up which reads A: Drive Error and an option to enter F1 to enter BIOS or F2 to continue. F2 continues it fine but it's a bit annoying turning the machine on and having to wait until it beeps.

Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

The Spec:

Lenovo M57e 9487 Dual Core pc
Small form factor
Pentium Dual E2140 @ 1.60 GHz
2Gb RAM (upgradeable to 4Gb)
160GB SATA drive
Intergrated graphics.
XP pro SP3
Motherboard: Lenovo are a bit unclear, Everest can't read it and I can't see it!
Power supply Delta Electronics DBS 280G Max Output 280W

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October 7, 2012 8:02:56 PM

Check boot order in bios and move a: to the bottom of the list
October 21, 2012 4:45:40 PM

Thanks Ktownmike.

I tried that but I'm still getting the error.

Well, I say that I tried. The priorities didn't have letters but the floppy drive was first. Floppy used to be A: I think, and there isn't a floppy installed so I guessed that was the problem and moved it too the bottom. But I still get the error. I've now got CD followed by hard drive.
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October 22, 2012 12:31:51 PM

If there is no floppy drive in the system, go into the bios and disable the floppy controller. This will get rid of the error.
October 25, 2012 2:39:52 PM

Brilliant. That fixed it. Also got rid of the welcome screen so now it boots up fully without having to be there.