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Floppy drive is recognized by xp but does not work?!?!

I have a frankensystem running a 1.8 ghz celeron, on a Intel GLVA 478 pin entry-level motherboard. New antec power supply. Generic sound card.Geforce 128 PCI graphix card. Memorex dvd RW. Running XP with Sp2. XP recognizes the floppy drive and indicates that it is working properly. the drivers are current. When I insert any floppy I get the "please insert disk into a: drive" message. Even stranger is that a family member has a floppy disk that doesn't work either. We swapped files a while back. Any channce this is a virus? I have Norton running with all online updates, so i'm sceptical that a virus is to blame, but no other guesses. Any ideas cnet forum?

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Wrong forum.

In reply to: Floppy drive is recognized by xp but does not work?!?!

This is Windows 95/98. Not Windows XP or PC Hardware.

Most likely solution: buy a new diskette drive. You can exclude any software issue by setting the BIOS to boot from A: and put in a bootable diskette (such as comes with Windows 98).


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reluctant floppy

In reply to: Wrong forum.

Hi - check the light (usually green) near the entrance to the drive. If it is permanently on or permanently off, it is probably a hardware issue: cable that does not connect well, mobo gone sour or something like that. If so, replace the items in order of cost - lowest first. If it comes to the motherboard, you should still have a manufacturer's warranty and your supplier should exchange it. This applies to Win 98 as well as to XP and all the others. Good luck. Amos.

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