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Floppy Drive wont access disks, not even the new 1


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Overseaz

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I have an ABIT AN7 Motherboard and an everyday Mitsumni Floppy drive.
Running Windows XP Pro SP2.

The FLoppy Cable is a newer cable that has the notch so it can only go one way, so i know thats not it.

The Floppy Activiyty LED comes on when i try to access the drive, but gives me the message "Please Insert disk in drive a:" It worked for several months then suddently something has changed and it doesnt work.

I checked bios settings, its not disabled or anything, i tried a new floppy drive, and there are no compatibility issues.

Anyone have any recommendations?
These drives both work great in my other PC.

Thanks,
Dave

Edited by Overseaz, 11 May 2005 - 07:05 PM.

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Hi,

Go into device manager and look for the floppy disk controller and see if there are any red or yellow marks by it. If so the controller could be bad but you could try and remove it and then restart and windows will reinstall the drivers for it.

You mentioned its a newer cable but you should still try another one just incase the cable is bad.

Rick
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Ok, i tried this, no luck. Swapped cable out with another one, and it showed no problems in device manager at all, but i reinstalled the driver. no luck.

Any other thoughts?

Thanks
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The only other thing I know of is the floppy controller on the mobo is bad, but look thru bios real good to make sure somethings like the fdd controller or bootup floppy seek is set to enable or anthing else of that nature.

Rick
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