My days with floppy drives always found when the light was always on with floppy drives it meant the cable was plugged in upside down.
Have a question to pose in the forum for the tech savvy out there... perhaps you can help me with a wee problem.
Recently I installed a new hard drive on my computer after the last one went kablooey (it served me well for a number of years and was buried with honors!)
The drive was successfully installed, but a few weeks ago the floppy drive stopped reading to it... the little light is on saying it has power and is available, but always responds with insert disk, when there is already one inserted.
I figured the floppy went bad and purchased a new one. Unfortunately, I am getting the same response from the new drive as from the previous floppy.
I am pretty savvy myself, having completely rebuilt and rewired my computer from the motherboard and power supply up several times previously.
Everything else is functioning perfectly (CD Drive, CD-RW, and DVD-RW), except that floppy. I like having the floppy drive as I have a lot of ancient backdoor software for repairing my computer thru DOS if something truly catastrophic sneaks past my security measures (low-tech approaches can sometimes beat high-tech problems...)
Can anyone surmise what my problem might be? The connecting cable between the HD and the floppy? Undetected driver failure? DLL breakdown? I have searched and found no answer to my quandary so far.