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floppy is not recognized in start-up

By ervin_rob2002 ·
i put together a computer and all the jumpers are set right and all cables are right,but the floppy is not recognized each time i start. I checked the bios and set it to floppy seek,the cmos with a 1.44 3.5mb. Than saved the settings,but still no floppy. I get the error floppy disk fail(co. does anyone have any suggestions

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by fred07 In reply to floppy is not recognized ...

Make sure your cable has a twisted around section in at at the floppy drive end connection and that pin one is at the red lined side of the cable.
Also check that the power connector is not one pin off [did that one once].
A floppy cable must have the twisted cable at floppy end and it must be a twisted cable; ie at floppy end there is about 10 lines in center of cable deliberatly twisted 180 of true into floppy end.
Also try another floppy in machine.
Hope this solves your problem.

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by donmars In reply to floppy is not recognized ...

hopefully you did not or was not able to order a floppy configuration as you described it, in CMOS. You mean a 1.44 mb 3.5 inch floppy. Does the floppy icon appear in "MY COMPUTER"? when you first boot up do you notice the floppy drive light flash for a few seconds? The boot sequence set A,C,D? Is the floppy light on constantly (cable reversed)? try swapping out the floppy. It could also be a problem with your motherboard.

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by dragononedon In reply to floppy is not recognized ...

The two problems that could exist are
1. Your cable is not installed correctly or is bad
2. Your floppy drive is bad.

Check your cables make sure that no pins are bent or broken off (except for the one's that are supposed to be that way) on your motherboard as well as your floppy drive. look at your ribbon ends and match up the filled end ribbon with the right pin group; red side of ribbon towards power connector and make sure you hook up your power connector.

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