Floppy Drive Problems

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kiwikqc

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Hi there, i don't know what went wrong when i cleaned my old computer(and when i mean old i mean like dinosaure age). I didnt use it for what? 4 years and it was sitting in my closet. Somehow i decided to give him a chance as network router so i had to clean it. I unplugged all the wires (exept the AT connector to the board which was terribly hard to unplug, so i decided not to damage it), and then i cleaned all the computer pieces, and the power supply also but this part went good because i just unplugged the fan, cleaned it, and replaced it. I replaced all the wires in that Small AT case.

I booted the computer and it would not start, i was like. Damn me! I have 2 HDD, one had bad sectors and was old, so we bought a second one. When I boot the computer, the Master drive (the old HDD) is not showing, so the Slave drive just pops in some seconds later, so i'm like, bah as long as the 4 go is still alive, it's fine. But then, the system tells me that non-system disk detected/ replace and retry.

I noticed that the floppy led is always active during that "boot" sequence. My guess is that something is not fine with it. And i cant access to the Bios so i'm kinda stuck here. Can someone guide me to the next thing i should try.

I might have a floppy drive on another comp that i could use, but i dont want to kill it too...

Anyway, thanks to all who would/will help me out.
Bye!
 
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Sounds like you have the power to the floppy plugged in backward. Flip it aroud and give it a try. :D
Oh and welcome to TSG! :eek:
 

kiwikqc

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Nop, there is only one way to plug it, the power cord is that half molex connector and well, there is only 1 way to plug it.
 
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kodi said:
It will be the Flat IDE cable that is in The wrong way
Yup its been awhile since I had that problem. I knew iit was something plugged in backwards :eek:
 

kiwikqc

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Ok now the floppy led is off when booting (woohoo) but now theres another problem (damn me...).

Well i went in the bios and searched for the slave drive (it wasnt showing up.).

So now i have the Primary Master drive that is booting, but the second is not and the system is looking for it. It searchs and then says I/O Error... Replace and press any key.

So is there a way to make the other drive show up? Or make the system skip the search for the second HDD?
 
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