Drive not ready Error

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Whenever I boot my 486 DOS machine I first get this DRIVE NOT READY ERROR -
Insert BOOT diskette in A: PRess any key when ready

SO I press any key and it continues to boot with no problems.
SO why this error message?

Re: Drive not ready Error

keyboard and composed:

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Maybe the hard drive is slow to spin up. Try adding a delay in the
POST. The usual workaround is to select an extended memory test in the
BIOS setup.

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