Here's our Hardware Tip for.. January 17, 2003
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Floppy Replacement--Part 3 of 4
Check your PC's BIOS before you disable and remove your floppy drive. Often, a PC's BIOS is set to look for a floppy drive as the first bootable drive in the boot process. That's why you can boot off of a floppy disk while troubleshooting a hardware problem. Make sure to disable this setting before you go through the trouble of removing your floppy drive.