ghorjus

Floppy Failure

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hey,guys,got a fe more problems in hand.

my floppy disk failed.

i tried putting in a different floppy disk which i knew worked before.

but both cannot be detected by windows.

i tried reversing the IDE cable thinking i got it wrong,

but what happened was that the light just remained lit.

i guess that means that i put the IDE in a "backward" position.

and that also meant that the IDE was in the right position prior to reversing it.

are there anymore things i can check to see what is wrong with my floppy drive?

i guess the fact that the light remained ON when i got it backwards means that the MoBo is OK.

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Also try completely unconnecting it, and reconnecting all the connections again. Try unconnecting it, and using it (with the same, then with different connection cables) in another computer.

What happened before this started?

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okay i know i have checked the device manager and it said that the device is working properly.with the connections,that i will have to try again.

post back as soon as i get to try all your suggestions,thanks!!!

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Have you tried using a cleaning floppy, sometimes the read heads get dirty

JD

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go to your bios and make sure the right floppy is enabled .

floppys are tempremental things.i ahd trouble with mine .and i bid for one on trade me and i won the bid .when i went to install it i inserted the original floppy and the dam thing worked.so i bought one for nothing.

make sure your drivers are up to date for your floppy and floppy controller

i presume it was working up until now maybe the floppy driver is corrupt

marty

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Hi ghorjus!

Ok, the IDE is hooked correctly since reversing it gave you a constant light on condition.

First, floppies are fragile so it could be just bad disks. Can you format a new or used floppy right now?

Is another machine able to read from these floppies?

Usually it's best to take a malfuncioning drive due to s'ware completely out (uninstall and physically remove it) then reboot without it so Windows knows it isn't there, then power off and reinstall the drive.

Upon boot up Windows should recognize new hardware and reinstall it for you.

Keep us up on this.

Dave

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All right,i tired disconnecting > boot > shutdown > reconnect > then boot.

but still the comp cannot see the floppy.

i think i will try a different IDE cable.although the fact that the light switches ON when i got it backwards mean that my IDE is OK,right?

thanks!

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Have you checked in the bios to make sure that the floppy is shoewing there. Also look in accessories/ system tools/ system information to see if the floppy shows there.

JD

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i tested another floppy which i knew was working before,it was my spare.both didnt work.right now,im trying to find someone with a floppy drive that i can borrow.

no errors or whatsoever that is popping up.

went to device manager > floppy disk controller.it says device working properly.

thanks for the replies guys.i'll keep you posted if there is any progress.

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