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Old 12-18-2003, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone. I need some help with my floppy drive. Everytime I try to use it I get the message: A:/ is not accessible. The device is not ready.

This is what I have checked:

1) The floppy disks I have been using are not corrupted. I used them on another computer and they worked perfectly.

2) When I try to use the floppy drive there is a green light.

3) I'm not sure about if there is any sound, but when I insert a disk into the floppy drive it is able to tell me about the disk space that is available. However, when I actually try to open it I get the same message as before.

I am currently using Windows Me. I'm not sure what to do. Some of my friends have suggested that I reinstall my OS or go buy a new floppy drive since they're so cheap. But I'm not too sure about this. Can someone help me? Thanks for your time.


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Old 12-18-2003, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Floppy drives are indeed very cheap. It may not be a bad idea to try another drive. I was also going to suggest that you make sure that the floppy IDE cable is properly connected to the drive and the controller as well, but I think, given that you are able to see the properties but not the contents, gives me reason to believe that it is properly connected. May not be a bad idea to try though, before trying a new drive.


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Ditto Mike, Do like Mike says Jen
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The logic processor, chip, or whatever that little demon's called, in the drive's probably bad.. like they said, replace the drive
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