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CDROM-Floppy not available

By sherryrandhawa ·
On startup I get this BIOS message
Drive a: failue
prees F1 to continue
after bootup to windows
my computer does not shoe any floppy drive or CDROM drive
I have checked all cables and connections
I have tried installing new CDrom and Floppy drive
but nothing works
what could be the remedy to this problem? can somebody please help me

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by jschein In reply to CDROM-Floppy not availabl ...

drive a failure... as most of us have done before, not saying that you did, but is the floppy drive cable on correctly or is it upside down? if it is upside down, the light will stay on.

and the cd-rom, i would check to ensure that the dip switch is properly terminated - e.i. master for the end of the cable / slave for the middle of the cable if two cd's where present.

If this does not help, please provide motherboard type or system type and OS.

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by jardinier In reply to CDROM-Floppy not availabl ...

While your computer is booting up, enter Setup (usually by tapping repeatedly on the Del key). Select: "Standard CMOS Setup" and look for your floppy drives. Use arrow keys to select the particular floppy, then "Page Up" and Page Down" to change settings. When satisfied, choose "Exit and Save." If you are using only one floppy, then make sure that "None" is selected for drive "B."
Note that Drive "A" must be connected to the end socket of the floppy cable. [Drive "B" if you have one will be connected to the middle socket].
Also, as advised above, check that the cable is not reversed.
With the CD-ROM check that the jumper at the rear is connected as "slave" if on the same cable as the HDD, or "CSL." (Cable select).If it connected to a different IDE socket on the motherboard, the jumper setting is not important.
If both floppy and CD-ROM are correctly connected, the light on each should come on momentarily during boot-up.

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