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By doug45 ·
Got a PC that does not recognize the A drive anymore. Checked bio and all looks as it should. I believe there is power to the drive, but does not work. Ive tried replacing 3 other drives to see if it is a hardware problem. Thanks

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by Netmare In reply to A drive failure

Have you checked the data cable first that
it is in the right position, all of the
cables don't come with a guard and if it is
in the wrong position you'll get the light
but it will not function properly. Second
try a new cable the cable youare using could
be bad. If you can not get it to see the
floppy then the connector to your board may
be faulty.

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by donmars In reply to A drive failure

Check the BIOS settings that control integrated resources on newer motherboards, and make sure the floppy controller is enabled.
If your PC uses a separate floppy controller card, check all the connections to it. Try removing it from its slot and reinserting it; sometimes the card may not be seated properly and this will fix it. If possible, try switching the controller with another one and see if that fixes the problem.
Check for resource conflicts with the controller on a built-in PC. It usually uses IRQ 6 and DMA channel 2. Most other devices stay far away from these resources since they are a pretty universal standard, but watch out for devices like tape accelerator cards. Sometimes they use the same resources since they work on the floppy interface themselves. If the floppy controller is built into the motherboard, there is a possibility of a motherboard problem. This of course is especially true if other symptoms, such as flaky behavior, are being observed. By the way is that your alias? User Deleted?

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