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I installed a CD-RW drive on my Windows 98 emachine computer. Now, I have two CD-rom drives, and one floppy disk drive. For some reason both of my Cd-rom drives work, but my floppy disk drive doesn't. What can I do?

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Hello Romeyrome...

Sounds like tou may have inadverently lossened a connection in there or, perhaps, connected the cable backwards.

Check your cables...make sure they are firmly seated in the connectors. The power lead to the Floppy will be opposite those on the cd-rom drives...that is, the red wire will be opposite where it is on the cd drive. On some motherboards, the ribbon cable can also be connected the "wrong way round", too.

Does the light on the floppy drive come on and stay on? Or does it not come on at all? If it comes on and stays on, it's probably the ribbon. If it doesn't come on, check the power lead.

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