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icanrace 02-02-2004 12:47 PM

floppy drive
my floppy drive is not working. In the device manager it says it is working fine, but it will not read the floppy disk. Any ideas? I have tried multiple floppy discs. Thanks

ByTeDeMoN 02-02-2004 01:35 PM

When You boot up, does it give you an error"floppy disk not found " try removing cable & power,,then put back on.. does the Led light stay on, without a floppy in it ?
let us know

icanrace 02-02-2004 01:53 PM

there is no error at all. Like I said, everything says it is working, but it's not. BTW, it is a generic drive, but I didn't think that would matter. You think it is a driver issue?

icanrace 02-02-2004 02:04 PM

yes, lights are on

tech4hire 02-02-2004 02:16 PM

Is the drive brand new or used. Is there another computer you can try it in, or try replacing the cable.

icanrace 02-02-2004 02:17 PM

have tried replacing the cable. It is a new drive.

Inaris 02-02-2004 02:33 PM

Does the light stay on all the time or only when trying to read from the drive?
If it is on all the time, then you might have the cabel on backwards. Otherwise, you may just have a faulty drive.
Windows, only looks to see if the drive can be seen. It doens't test for function unless it tries to read from it.

icanrace 02-02-2004 02:35 PM

OK, I will check the connection. I think it must be the drive

ByTeDeMoN 02-02-2004 02:40 PM

You will see whats called a IBM twist in cable, that has to be towards floppy drive. let us know we'll get it :)

digital_darknes 02-02-2004 02:53 PM

Floppys are so cheap i dont know why you just dont go buy another one. Hell, i dont even use the damn things. Buy a flahs pen drive.

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