It could be as simple as trying to boot while there is a floppy, without the system files, in the drive. PC Guide already has a good troubleshooting guide for boot problems, so click here. Check back with us if you have any question that it might not cover.
(I did not see that you had posted essentially the same problem earlier. It makes it hard for us to follow the progress.)
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[This message has been edited by Reid (edited 04-05-2001).]