Windows Setup Err Msg: Sector Not Found Reading Drive X (85441)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21

This article was previously published under Q85441
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When you attempt to run the MS-DOS, Windows, or Windows for Workgroups Setup program, the following error message is displayed:

Sector Not Found Reading Drive X
where X is the floppy drive letter.

The MS-DOS DIR and CHKDSK commands run successfully without errors on the Setup disks.


Your high density floppy disk drive is incorrectly configured as a low density drive in your machine's CMOS setup.


To correct this problem, reconfigure the machine's CMOS settings.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/2003
Keywords: KB85441