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lost floppy drive- win me

by jonnymac / August 2, 2004 7:19 AM PDT

I had to remove a floppy disc that came apart inside. now a drive is not there. I replaced old one, but new stay lit. It does not appear on My Computer, even tho I deleted it on devise mgr and replace it on add new hardware. I defrag, scan disk and purchased pc doctor, but nothing has made it reappear. what next

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Re: lost floppy drive- win me
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 7:23 AM PDT

Forget windows, can you boot from that A:?

Is it enabled in the BIOS?

Does DIR A: in a command window show it?

Bob

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Re: lost floppy drive- win me
by jconner / August 2, 2004 8:28 AM PDT

Make sure you did not flip the connector at the drive. It is slotted but can be forced incorrectly and light will stay on. Same for motherboard side if older machine.

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Re: lost floppy drive- win me
by Willy / August 2, 2004 10:41 PM PDT

The clue is that the FD led remains lighted, suggests the connection of cable is wrong, most likely reversed. Check pin-1 to pin-1 ordination. If you used some old FD drive, some drives were wired for OEM(adapter needed) use and even with pin-1 to pin-1 ordination, it will still cuase problems, try *another* floppy. Check bios for proper FD selection and save upon exiting. There is nothing you should do in windows to correct for install, it has to be present in bios before windows even starts to play with it. Otherwise, if problem persists, it maybe dual problem, one with orginal FD and mtrbd. slot connection, it happens.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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Yep, agree w/willy & jconner
by Brandon Eng / August 4, 2004 1:30 PM PDT

Luckily, for me, about the only piece of hardware that's failed on me is the FD. After many hrs. of trouble-shooting, I've learned to not close the case until I see that the FD is working. If not, I flip the power cable, and, voila, problem solved.

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