No, you stupid computer, my floppy is not bootable.

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Athelwulf, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I tell you what...that's some attitude you got there for someone's who's asking for free technical support. We are sorry if we could not come up with you're "magic" answer...but simply, the symptoms that you have described defy the "laws" of normal computer operation.

    You asked for a solution, and the "computer guys" gave you a solution...buy a USB flash drive. But noooooo....you want to still use your floppies....and be free to leave them in computers when your absent minded ass forgets them.

    To answer your "OP"...there is no extra way to modify the boot sector of a floppy to inform the BIOS that it is not a bootable disk. There..you have your answer.
     
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  3. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    Search for "Wal-Mart" wherever you live. They have chinese slaves, so they should be able to sell it for cheap...

    I never said they aren't. Why are you saying that? They probably are, given they are worth only a few cents...
     
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  5. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    When you program the computer to do something, it DOES! LOL!!!

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    Forget it! You will have to change the code if you want to change the computer's behaviour. And that's probably what the tech guys meant when they said it was way too much of a hassle!

    ROFLMAO!!! :roflmao:
    Are you sure you have a problem aside from a psychological one!?

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  7. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    I think I recall that from the dim and distant past, sometimes you get a CRC error, but it takes a long time. Either way the floppy was doomed, it's not the PC killing it.
     
  8. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Buy a 4GB flash drive. They're a mere piffling twenty pounds.





    And a new computer.
     
  9. RubiksMaster Real eyes realize real lies Registered Senior Member

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    He already got one. Look on page 1.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    So what's your problem with my suggestion to buy a cheap USB stick !? :bugeye:
     
  11. Enmos Staff Member

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    Huh!? So what's all the fuss about ? He can just use that USB stick then...

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  12. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    You are creating a problem where there is none. I suggested that. myself.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    Hmm a misunderstanding then.. my apologies.
     
  14. ranthi Registered Member

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    That isnt the answer he was looking for. When someone tells you they are having a problem with a specific windows operating system, do you tell them to just install linux? He is perturbed because you arent addressing the problem, instead you are looking for the quick "no thought" fix....which he already said was out of the question.
     
  15. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    His original question was this:

    The simple answer is no. It wasn't a "no thought" fix...I spent the hour and half bus ride home from work yesterday thinking about his problem...trying to come up a solution. I got a little perturbed myself that he was copping an attitude with those who were taking time out of their lifes to help him. It's just rude.
     
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