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Table 5-5
Diskette problems (continued)
Cannot format diskette.
A problem has occurred with a disk
Diskette drive cannot read
a diskette.
"Invalid system disk" message is
Cannot Boot to Diskette.


Table 5-6
Hard drive problems
Hard drive error occurs.
110 Chapter 5 System diagnostics and troubleshooting
Diskette is write-protected.
Writing to the wrong drive.
Not enough space is left on the
Diskette write control is
Diskette is damaged.
Invalid media reported.
The directory structure is bad,
or there is a problem with a file.
Diskette is not formatted.
You are using the wrong
diskette type for the drive type.
You are reading the wrong
Diskette is damaged.
A diskette that does not contain
the system files needed to start
the workstation has been
inserted in the drive.
Diskette error has occurred.
Diskette is not bootable.
Diskette boot has been
disabled in Computer Setup.
Removable media boot has
been disabled in Computer
Diskette MBR validation is
Hard disk has bad sectors or
has failed.
Use another diskette or remove the write protection.
Verify the drive letter in the path statement.
Use another diskette.
Use Computer Setup to verify the storage security feature
disabled settings.
Replace the damaged disk.
When formatting a disk in MS-DOS, you might need to
specify diskette capacity. For example, to format a 1.44–
MB diskette, enter the following command at the MS-
DOS prompt:
FORMAT A: /F:1440
In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, right-click Start,
click Explore, and select a drive. Select
File>Properties>Tools. Under Error-checking, click
Check Now.
Format the diskette.
Verify the type of drive that you are using and use the
correct diskette type.
Verify the drive letter in the path statement.
Replace the diskette with a new one.
When drive activity stops, remove the diskette and press
The workstation should start up.
Restart the workstation by pressing the power button.
Replace with a bootable diskette.
Run Computer Setup and enable diskette boot in
Storage>Boot Order.
Run Computer Setup and enable Removable Media Boot
in Storage>Storage Options.
Run Computer Setup and disable Diskette MBR
Validation in Storage>Storage Options.
Use a utility to locate and block usage of bad sectors. If
necessary, reformat the hard disk.


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