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floppy drive install problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by elizaj13, Nov 17, 2001.

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  1. elizaj13

    elizaj13 Thread Starter

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    I thought I had this fixed but I was wrong. I caught someone else's response to the floppy drive that wouldn't work about the light being on all the time and I also had that problem. So I tried the solution which was correct but it still isn't working.

    I have an old 486 with Windows 3.1 (haha) that I would like to get up and running for my daughter so she can get on e mail etc. It is a small hard drive but it is working. If I could install the mouse driver it would make it easier to manipulate but I need the floppy drive for that. I would also like to at least bring her up to windows 95 if not 98. Not sure if the HD has enough space. Any questions/suggestions.

    It says "System Error" "not reading drive A" I have checked the ribbon, a ok. and two different floppy drives. many different disks

    Any help would be appreciated. 486 less than 1 G
     
  2. kilowatt1

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    :rolleyes: Most old 486 computers have an option in the CMOS for either a 1.44 or 1.2mb floppy drive (5.25-inch drive). Check to be sure that CMOS is set to 3.5 inch or 1.44. Hope this helps.
     
  3. elizaj13

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    Thanks for the reply. It is set up for a 1.44, I already checked that and the drive is enabled. Any other thoughts as to what might be wrong? Anything at all?
     
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