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external floppy drive (A:\) not accessible

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  1. adam6969

    adam6969 Thread Starter

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    i just bought a toshiba portege 610ct. it came with an external toshiba external floppy drive pa2652u (a:\)whenever i try to access it windows 98 tells me "A:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready" please help me with this. I have no idea how to go about finding out what this problem is, so please feel free to point out the ovious
    "excepting the spelling" :) thanx for any help you can give.

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  2. LarryCore

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    Is it plugged in when you power up?

    Are you sure that is the right drive for that model machine? I looked at Toshiba's website and they don't have a part number - just says "included with product"
     
  3. adam6969

    adam6969 Thread Starter

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    I just tried starting the 'puter with disk drive atached. still same error message.

    I dont know if it is the drive that came with the system origanaly the person i bought it from knows less about computers than me. so im sure he wont know either. also he didnt get it new. is there anyway to tell by the model number on the disk drive (pa2652u)TOSHIBA 3.5" floppy disk drive.
    would anyone know how to find out from toshiba. also does anyone know where one the net i can go to download a .DLL FILE (MFC42.DLL) I got an error message at start up that a required .DLL file, MFC42.DLL, was not found. Also would this have any thing to do with my A:\ drive problem
     
  4. Kento

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    You could go here and click on the 'Troubleshoot It Here' link. It might help. That error could mean that the drive is dead. Try the drive in another computer if possible and see if it works. Try more than one disk and see if it still errors.

    For your dll, you'll find it here. Click on DLL's in the left pane and then on the right click on your exact operating system and you'll find it on the list.

     
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