I was gifted with a Dell with Windows 2000 SP4. It runs fine, but the A (floppy) drive can't be accessed, nor does it show in Explorer, Send To, or any other way. The drive runs fine, but I have swapped it out anyway with a new cable as well. It does run as shown by the fact that when I put a HDD diagnostic that loads before Windows does, that A drive is accessed, and interacts OK in DOS. There is no evidence of an IRQ conflict, and when I go in as Administrator and set the Group Policy Editor to show all drives, the A drive is still absent.
I tried removing and reinstalling the drivers twice. The Device Manager shows the controller to be fine, but the device shows a yellow flag and the message that the unit won't work because the drivers won't load. I get Error Message Code 31.
What am I missing ?
Edited by doctorbobf, 26 March 2006 - 03:27 PM.