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[SOLVED] Floppy drive woes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gws226, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. gws226

    gws226 Thread Starter

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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)
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Can you read a floppy in dos?

    At the a: prompt,

    dir
    and press enter
     
  3. gws226

    gws226 Thread Starter

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    Evening Candy,

    No dice there... Same thing... attempts to read... then comes back with device not ready.
     
  4. gws226

    gws226 Thread Starter

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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!
     
  5. ~Candy~

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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......
     
  6. gws226

    gws226 Thread Starter

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    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!
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Thanks and you too ;)
     
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