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Can'y find my floppy drive! HELP!

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  1. mangraskin

    mangraskin Thread Starter

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    I just got a brand new computer, now when I click the "My Computer" icon, I can't find the "a" or floppy drive. All of the other drive show & work properly. I tried to fix it by going into the computer and making sure that all of the cables were connected, YES they were. So I started trouble shooting! In the end here's what happens. It seems to be the communication cable. When I turn the cable around and pug it in the opposite ends the "floppy" light comes on when I re-boot and it STAYS on! When I click on the "My Computer" icon I can see the floppy drive but when I insert a diskette the computer says that it does not detect a floppy and it askes me to please insert one! So I bought a new communication cable. The same thing happens. I dont know what to do now. Please help!!:(
     
  2. slipe

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    Welcome to TSG.
    It sounds like the floppy drive is bad if it isn’t showing as the A drive and you have replaced the cable. It is on backward when the light stays on, but it should be detected and work fine plugged in the right way. Have you booted to the CMOS/BIOS to make sure it isn’t somehow deactivated?

    Since it is a new computer I would think it is their problem to provide a new one. Or the things are really cheap if it is too much of a hassle to get a replacement.
     
  3. mangraskin

    mangraskin Thread Starter

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    I don't know how to re-boot through the CMOS/BIOS to see if the drive is deactived. Could you please tell me how? The reason I'm going through all of this is because the office that biult my computer has closed down & the owner has left town!(n) Thanks!!
     
  4. Rusty1952

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    Hi and welcome. Try holding down the delete key as the system starts to boot. It is the most common key tp press when tryin to access the Bios Utility. Once there, see if the Floppy Drv is being recognized under something that might say, "Standard Cmos Setup", particuliarly so if it turns out u hav a Phoenix/Award type Bios. Del key usually works for AMI Bios, as well.
     
  5. mangraskin

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    That didn't work. It seems as if I have a bad Floppy Drive. I'm just going to change it ALONG with the communication cable and report back to this site. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Rusty1952

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    What do u mean when u say it din't work ? Do u mean by sayin that....u were unable to get into the Bios Utility to see if the floppy drv is bein recognized there ?

    On the other hand; floppy's can be had for bout $8- 9, @ Newegg.com. Even if u find that there is nothin wrong with the
    one u r havin problems with gettin to work; it never hurts to hav a spare one layin aroun for troubleshootin purposes.
     
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