Problems with floppy drive...need help

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Dan207

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Hello.
What my problem is that windows is recognizing a second floppy drive. B which is a 5 1/4 inch drive.
But as I turn the computer on from a fresh start, the write button on the 1.44 floppy stays on. I still get the beep from my bios saying everything is fine...All this came after I installed a cdrw drive. Could this be something wrong with windows or my bios??
I would like to use the floppy drive sometime soon, because I need to reformat.
Winter clean up...
Any help greatly appreciated!!
 
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In my experience, when the floppy light remains on like that, it usually indicates the cable is reversed. As a part of installing the cdrw, did you have to remove the floppy cable at either end? Try reversing it.
 
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Do you have a 5 1/4 inch drive as well as a 3.5 floppy?

When you power on your PC what hardware is listed?

As SyscoKid, going down the same path, have you been inside the PC working on it?
 

Dan207

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Yes I have been inside my computer...and no I do not have a 5 1/4 drive...
 

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Come to thiink of it now...my bios doesnt recognize my floppy drive. Just everything else...
 
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If your BIOS doesn't recognize it, I still suspect a cabling problem. Did you try reversing the cable to the floppy drive?
 
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