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Windows 8.1 MS-DOS Startup Floppy Disk

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    So what are you asking? how to get your computer to boot? as it appears your floppy disk does not work and since you configured it to boot into safe mode - you can't do anything once your there?
    The issue of not booting from my floppy is a different issue, and a separate event from what happens if I boot into Safe Mode with F8.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Touch screen? Safe mode does not always load all the drivers, and most likely or maybe not loading that driver
    I don't have touch a screen, and I wouldn't want one.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I think trying to boot from floppy with windows 8 is that issue. And trying to use F8 with windows is the other issue..

    Windows 8 unlike any other OS has it's own way of system startup repair and recovery and I think you are trying to do something that was not intended..

    Somehow I feel like i'm pulling teeth..
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    I think trying to boot from floppy with windows 8 is that issue. And trying to use F8 with windows is the other issue.. Windows 8 unlike any other OS has it's own way of system startup repair and recovery and I think you are trying to do something that was not intended.. Somehow I feel like i'm pulling teeth..
    How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 or 8.1 (The Easy Way)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    #1. As I wrote before, I configured my computer to go to Safe-Mode on startup if I press F8, but when I get there, the keyboard is frozen, & I can't use the up or down keys or the enter key, so I have to re-start.

    #2. Just as an experiment, I tried accessing Safe-Mode as shown in the following URL, & my up & down keys & my shift key worked perfectly:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way

    #3. Then I went back & tried accessing Safe-Mode by depressing F8 at startup, & the up & down keys & the enter keys were still frozen, so I disabled the F8 option at startup which I had previously enabled as shown in the URL below:

    How to enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8

    #4. Does anybody know why??
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  6. #16


    What kind of mouse and keyboard, wireless, USB or PS2?

    If wireless or USB then try a PS2 if the computer will accept one.
    Does the mouse and keyboard work if you boot to BIOS Setup?
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  7. #17


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Your PC BIOS will go though each of the devices listed in the Boot Order section. If it finds a bootable device it will boot from it, if it doesn't, it moves on to the next device in the list. You are hearing the floppy disk being accessed, tested. It looks like it is not bootable. The last option in your boot list is likely "boot from network" which explains the message you are seeing. What do you hope to accomplish by booting from a DOS Floppy disk? If your hard drive is formatted in NTFS you will not be able to access it from DOS. Windows 8 does not contain DOS, it has a command shell that resembles DOS.
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Option one here, System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8 might help. You'll likely have to do this to get there though, System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    After doing a search for "Win Shortcuts", I was surprised to see so many, but I only saw one that I thought was very important, & that was the "Win" key + the "X" key for the Power Users Menu. Are there any others that are as important as that one?
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Win+R---- Run
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