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Floppy disk doesn't work, says no disc

By fnikodem ·
I have a HP 8566C and had a fatal exception
a couple of weeks ago. Got everything back
to working, but when I tried to copy a
download onto a floppy a few days ago, nothing happened. So I loaded the drivers
back and in the system, under the control
pannel it shows everyting ok in the devices
and my A floppy ikon shows everywhere its
supposed to. You put a floppy in and nothing
happens. Any suggestions?

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by shmaltz In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

What do you mean nothing happens?
Did you try double clicking on the floppy in my computer?
If yes what happens no error at all?

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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...
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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

Forgot to add that when you put a disc in
the floppy drive and click on the Icon in
my computer you get (A is not accessible
The device is not ready) Retry or Cancel..

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by dmiles In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

Open the Control Panel,click on the System icon,then click on the floppy disk,click properties and see if the device is conflicting with another device.If this is not showing a conflict,then go back to device manager and select the floppy and then click on the remove button,reboot the computer and hopefully this will detect new hardware.
Check My Computer and windows Explorer and make sure neither is activated.
Last run your anti-virus.

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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

didn't help

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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

Did the remove like you said and it found
the floppy on restart, installed new drivers
and software. Put in a floppy disc and it
took a really long time, but I get the same
msg A:\is not accessible The drive is
not ready.

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by vcunningham In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

I would try changing the floopy cable. and see what happens.

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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

Pulled same cable and other terminal
off and blew with air and put back
the same connectors and it now works. Thanks.

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by fnikodem In reply to Floppy disk doesn't work, ...

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