Here is a simple fix for Windows 7 users who are experiencing the “Drive Not Ready” error message:
How To Fix “Drive Not Ready” Error
99% of the time, this error just means that Windows is looking for a floppy disc drive on your computer, but you do not have one installed or it’s not connected internally inside your computer case.
1. Check your drive A (3.5 floppy disc drive) to see if it’s detected on your computer. Just double-click the “My Computer” icon on the Windows desktop and see if it’s listed with your other devices.
2. In order to disable Windows from looking for the device, you need to login to your computer’s BIOS settings on the motherboard. There will be an option to “disable” the floppy disc drive. Save your BIOS settings and then restart your computer.
3. The “Drive Not Ready” error messages should be gone.
NOTE: Refer to your motherboard or PC manufacturer’s documentation on how to get into your BIOS settings. On most PC’s, you need to press the “F2” or “Delete” key on your keyboard during your system startup process.