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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fatcat6499, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. fatcat6499

    fatcat6499 Thread Starter

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    My floppy drive isnt reading diskettes I put one in and it says "Please insert a disk into Drive A"

    Please help
     
  2. ukantcme

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    have you gone into system management and see if the pc is recognizing the drive?

    i wonder if its a driver problem. maybe check out the manufac. of the drive and see if they post any types of drivers offered for downloading.
     
  3. fatcat6499

    fatcat6499 Thread Starter

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    System management? What are to talking about hacker
     
  4. Triple6

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the drive itself has failed.

    To rule out Windows/Software problems you can test it without using Windows. What you need to do is to get a known good bootable floppy disk - you can make one if you don't have from www.bootdisk.com - it can be a DOS or Windows 98 bootdisk, it really doesn't matter as lonk as its bootable. If you need to make one you need to use another computer. Then try to boot off the disk by leaving the disk in the floppy drive and restarting the computer - it should start off it. If it does not even access the drive then the computer may not be set to boot off the floppy drive. In that case you need to enter the BIOS Setup, Press F2 or DEL as prompted on computer bootup, and find where you set the boot sequence and make sure that the floppy drive is the first item in the list. Save and Restart. If the computer fails to boot off the floppy its most likely the drive and they do fail quite often. Generally this is easier then fiddling around in Windows, but not for every user.
     
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