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A Drive Problem, Please Insert Disk Message


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jodum

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Hi Folks,
Windows 2000 operating system....I just installed a new motherboard, ECS Elitegroup 755-A2, which supports AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron. It is a 754 socket if that matters. Everything is working great except my A-Drive. Each time I try to access it I get the "Please Insert Disk into Drive", when of course theres already a disk in there. I have updated the driver for the A drive as well as the drivers for my motherboard. I even switched A drives thinking maybe that one had gone down.........same message. I'm at a loss....my A drive shows in CMOS and device manager says the drive is working properly.........What can I do ????
Thanks for any help anyone can give.
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Hi,

Did you try another floppy cable?
Can you boot from floppy?

If you can boot from the floppy then its more of a windows issue, if you can't maybe a bad floppy controller

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Thanks for your help...I am trying a new cable and so far, I have not been able to boot from my floppy.
Maybe I just need a new a drive
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No, most likely it is a bad controller on the motherboard. The fact you just installed the board is indicitive. Floppy controllers are bad on a lot of boards, one of the most common problems I run into when I assemble new systems, and most frustrating because it can manifest in many different ways. Contact the motherboard manufacturer or take it back to where you bought it.
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