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First post, by notsofossil

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For the specific floppy drive sounds I’m referring to, watch the first 20-ish seconds of this YouTube video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBLsKV7Sx0

Edit: THIS IS THE VIDEO
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SDdfs0XW1kM

Is it only some makes and models of PC desktop motherboard that can do this? Could a SOYO brand board do it?

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Reply 1 of 16, by Cuttoon

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You mean the sound of an annoying fat dude babbling away at me about what an old hick I am to have grown up with 33.3? Boy, I want that floppy!

Sure you got the correct url in the clipboard, there?

Also, if you want people to listen to specific things on youtube, try linking to the exact spot, like so:
https://youtu.be/OmBLsKV7Sx0?t=42

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Reply 2 of 16, by Meatball

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All I hear the first 20 seconds of the video you posted is a modem. If you're serious about floppy drives and not trying to generate traffic for this guy, just about any BIOS with legacy floppy support can be configured with the option "Floppy Drive Seek." Set that to 'enable,' and the drive will make the same noise on bootup as the one in the first video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/RHvYftuxfRg

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Reply 3 of 16, by Zerthimon

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notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 16:08:

How to get PC 1.44MB floppy drives to make sounds during POST?

Set `Boot Up Floppy Seek` to Enabled in the BIOS.

Reply 4 of 16, by debs3759

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What a waste of 20 seconds that was. Why did you think it was a floppy drive making dial-up modem handshake sounds?

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Reply 5 of 16, by Meatball

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-04-13, 18:43:

What a waste of 20 seconds that was. Why did you think it was a floppy drive making dial-up modem handshake sounds?

Might as well make this thread productive. Great database you have setup; I use it frequently for comparing video cards.

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Reply 6 of 16, by Gmlb256

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If floppy drives did dial-up modem sounds that would be way cooler and hilarious than the actual floppy sounds done during POST if "Floppy Drive Seek" is supported and enabled which is way shorter. 🤣

Reply 7 of 16, by notsofossil

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Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link.

https://youtu.be/SDdfs0XW1kM

There that, the sound of a 1.44MB floppy drive noising away during POST can be heard within the first 10 fucking seconds of that video.

And no I am not trying to drive traffic for that guy. Fuck off.

Ok.... can I have an answer now?

Zerthimon wrote on 2022-04-13, 18:18:
notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 16:08:

How to get PC 1.44MB floppy drives to make sounds during POST?

Set `Boot Up Floppy Seek` to Enabled in the BIOS.

Does that go by any other term?

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Reply 8 of 16, by Cuttoon

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No worries, that fucking happened to the best of us.

This website of my trust lists several permutations, but they all contain floppy and seek:
https://www.hzdr.de/FWR/VB/BIOS/beff.htm

This here I just copied from a PDF manual of a rather popular 430HX board:

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- There it is, left column, 8th line.
That's "BIOS feature setup", 2nd screen after the drive details. And of an Award bios, just like with the POST screens in the Video.

Video shows a 430VX chipset, no big difference, but I checket the Manual of a Soyo 5TC with 430FX and Award bios, which does not have the option.

So, some may lack it or it's hidden within the "quick power on self test" option. That will mean you'll have to wait through full RAM test as well.
Use ancient AMI bios around 386 time to get little click sounds for every kB of RAM checked 😉

Hop that clarified the shit out of this matter 😉

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Reply 9 of 16, by TheMobRules

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It's always something of the sort of "Floppy Drive Seek At Boot" in the advanced options menu, but it was removed from BIOS setup utilities as floppies became less relevant. So your motherboard may not even have it. If you tell us what motherboard you are using it would be easier to determine that. The fact that it is a SOYO board is not very helpful in this case, as there have been many SOYO boards from the early '90s to mid '00s.

Reply 10 of 16, by notsofossil

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Now these are quality replies I normally come here for, thank you both.

My SOYO board i don’t remember the exact model number of, I do know it’s a Micro ATX (Super) Socket 7 board. Yes it probably is too new for “floppy drive seek on boot” but I’ll look around for that next time I can get to that PC.

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Reply 11 of 16, by Meatball

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notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 20:43:
Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link. […]
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Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link.

https://youtu.be/SDdfs0XW1kM

There that, the sound of a 1.44MB floppy drive noising away during POST can be heard within the first 10 fucking seconds of that video.

And no I am not trying to drive traffic for that guy. Fuck off.

Ok.... can I have an answer now?

Zerthimon wrote on 2022-04-13, 18:18:
notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 16:08:

How to get PC 1.44MB floppy drives to make sounds during POST?

Set `Boot Up Floppy Seek` to Enabled in the BIOS.

Does that go by any other term?

Angry much? if you read past the first few words before wigging out, I wrote the answer and provided a link to the sound. My response was perfectly valid because right at the 20 second mark is when the modem begins to handshake.

Break the Prozac in half next time.

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Reply 12 of 16, by debs3759

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Love how quick he makes out he can boot to Windows 😀

Back on topic though, as others say, it's a BIOS setting. Turning off Fast Boot or turning on Floppy Drive Seek (or some similar name) is all you need

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Reply 13 of 16, by Gmlb256

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notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 20:43:
Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link. […]
Show full quote

Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link.

https://youtu.be/SDdfs0XW1kM

There that, the sound of a 1.44MB floppy drive noising away during POST can be heard within the first 10 fucking seconds of that video.

And no I am not trying to drive traffic for that guy. Fuck off.

Ok.... can I have an answer now?

Zerthimon wrote on 2022-04-13, 18:18:
notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 16:08:

How to get PC 1.44MB floppy drives to make sounds during POST?

Set `Boot Up Floppy Seek` to Enabled in the BIOS.

Does that go by any other term?

No problem, I also understood what you actually needed. And calm down, mistakes can happen. 😉

If the motherboard lacks the option on the BIOS settings you could try MODBIN (the motherboard very likely has Award BIOS) and see if the option could be exposed.

Reply 14 of 16, by Cuttoon

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-04-13, 21:48:
notsofossil wrote on 2022-04-13, 20:43:
Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link. […]
Show full quote

Oh for fuck sakes, yes I got the wrong fucking video link.

https://youtu.be/SDdfs0XW1kM

There that, the sound of a 1.44MB floppy drive noising away during POST can be heard within the first 10 fucking seconds of that video.

And no I am not trying to drive traffic for that guy. Fuck off.

Ok.... can I have an answer now?

Zerthimon wrote on 2022-04-13, 18:18:

Set `Boot Up Floppy Seek` to Enabled in the BIOS.

Does that go by any other term?

No problem, I also understood what you actually needed. And calm down, mistakes can happen. 😉

If the motherboard lacks the option on the BIOS settings you could try MODBIN (the motherboard very likely has Award BIOS) and see if the option could be exposed.

Yep - for whose who dare.
SS7, chances are there's a modded bios by Mr. Steunebrink for the late AMD chips, btw.
http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/k6plus.htm

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Reply 15 of 16, by Gmlb256

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-04-13, 21:53:

Yep - for whose who dare.
SS7, chances are there's a modded bios by Mr. Steunebrink for the late AMD chips, btw.
http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/k6plus.htm

I know that site and tried the GA-586ATV BIOS for a K6-2+ CPU, Jan didn't mod the BIOSes for the OP's purpose though.

Hex editing the BIOS is way more daring and risky than using MODBIN.

Reply 16 of 16, by notsofossil

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A modded BIOS that could allow my SOYO SS7 board to be able to select between multiple IDE channels to boot from, or being able to order devices in any way you want would be a fantastic upgrade.

It’s a nice board and everything except you get boot choices like IDE,CD-ROM,Floppy or SCSI,Floppy,CD-ROM and other worthless and random configurations like that.

But, I already have an external CF adapter installed on one of the expansion brackets so it’s fine.

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