[SOLVED] Floppy drive woes

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gws226

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Hey all... out of random for a change... and need a little assistance...

I've got a floppy drive that is not working properly. It installed/ appears to run fine. But when i put a disk in I get the please put disk in drive error.

It starts to read the disk... then displays the error.

I have tried thusfar...

-purchasing new floppy disks (even checked them in another PC)
-replacing the floppy with another new one.
-Unistalling and reinstalling the drivers

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
G

edit: I have also taken note that it attempts to read the floppy while booting but fails to give the non system disk error I would expect from a non bootable disk
(its currently set as 1st boot device in the bios)
 

~Candy~

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Can you read a floppy in dos?

At the a: prompt,

dir
and press enter
 

gws226

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Evening Candy,

No dice there... Same thing... attempts to read... then comes back with device not ready.
 

gws226

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Ahhh... I think I got it!

I installed the drive into one of those prefabed housings in the case... as soon as I removed the drive from there... and put a floppy in... it worked fine...

Maybe I had it too tight against the external eject button?

Thanks for the help!
 

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Yep, my next suggestion...take it out of the case.

I hate those type of drives. It will give you problems forever, at least mine does....if that screw is just a wee bit too tight......it cries......or if it's not up to the front of the case EXACTLY......
 

gws226

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Originally posted by AcaCandy:
Yep, my next suggestion...take it out of the case.

I hate those type of drives. It will give you problems forever, at least mine does....if that screw is just a wee bit too tight......it cries......or if it's not up to the front of the case EXACTLY......
My first... and last expirence with this thing.... Floppy drives are obsolete in my book...

I admit it looks nice... but at the cost of wasting both yours and my time.... and mucking with my slim profit margin.... totally useless!

Thanks again Candy,
Have a great weekend!
 
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