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Thread: 1990 Vendex Headstart III does not recognize A and B drives

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    Default 1990 Vendex Headstart III does not recognize A and B drives

    I have a Vendex Headstart III that does not recognize the A and B drives on boot up. Can someone help me with the BIOS data I need for these drives?

    AAR in NY
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    Have you checked the CMOS battery? If that's low/dead you can get the same problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denniske1976 View Post
    Have you checked the CMOS battery? If that's low/dead you can get the same problem.
    Thanks for this info. How can I get help on
    1. Location/routine for replacing/buying CMOS battery
    2. When replaced do I still need data for the drives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denniske1976 View Post
    Have you checked the CMOS battery? If that's low/dead you can get the same problem.
    I would also like to try inputting the drive data on the set up screen. Where can I get the correct data for cylinder, sector, etc, for my drives?

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    Have you gotten into CMOS to look at it?

    How do you know the battery is dead?

    What are the two drives and which is A and which is B?

    Cyllinder data, etc., is for hard drives, not floppies.
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3" or 5" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    Would anyone be interested in reviving my dead Vendex Headststart? It needs a new CMOS battery and data input to recognize drives, etc. I live in Katonah, NY, and would be happy to deliver machine a reasonable distance.

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