The reason why you are getting this fatal error is because you may have a computer with a floppy drive. in the old days, old computers came with floppy drives, these drives usually had the operating system install and the computer would boot from floppy drives.. I still have my 5 floppy drives to boot windows 2000. Anyway, mother boards came installed by default to first boot from floppy drives and then from the hard drive and then from the CD ROM. But computer now boot from the hard drive as the default. So to fix this, just simply go to your BIOS configuration look for in the boot order menu, put the floppy drive as the last, or if your BIOS allows it, remove it from the boot order and you wont have this issue anymore.
How many times have you rebooted a server from a remote location, hoping that it will come back online. Its happens to me a lot. I keep on pinging the server hoping so see reply back, but instead, I wait and wait and all I see are reply time outs.
When I ask my remote hands people, I have them connect a KVM to see what the error message is, only for them to tell me the server is at:
Press F1 To Continue, DEL to enter SETUP
Well, next time this happens to you, tell your remote hands people to disable it. How do you disable it? well, I will show you:
First get into the BIOS, in this example guide, I will be using an intel board I use for a customer's web site.
Step 1. So, this is the error message you will see (or your remote hands people)
Step 2. To go to the BIOS configuration, in my case, I am going to press "Delete" button. Once I am in the BIOS, I am going to look for the "HALT ON" Option. Select it and choose the "No Errors" Options.
Step 3. Save your changes and reboot
SUMMARY: So what does all this mean? most likely you are not going to have the same BIOS as I do. But the idea is the same and simple:
1. access your BIOS - you can access your BIOS when the computer is starting up. usually pressing F2 or Delete or Esc will give you access to BIOS
2. once you are in bios, go into the Boot section and look for anything that would stop the computer if no floppy drive is found.
Newer computers don't come with floppy drives, so this should not be an issue with new computers.
i want to help as much people as I can, can you please tell me what kind of machine you are using when you got this error... please.
Manufacturer: (example, HP)
Type: (server or pc)
Any other information others can find useful.