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floppy doesn't work in regular mode

By bobdolejunkie ·
I'm working on a computer that the floppy won't work, it works fine in safe mode, but in regular mode, it just says this disk is not formatted, and it won't let me format it, it gives me an error everytime, and it says the same thing even if there is no disk in it. the same drivers are installed in safe mode and regular mode. I have no clue what is going on.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

wow, i never heard of this one. you have proved that you have a resource conflict with the floppy drive, imho, by seeing that it works fine in safe mode. what os? what does device manager say it is using?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

um. is this by any chance usb floppy?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

bob dole says visit the microsoft knowlegebase at support.microsoft.com and search under windows xp 'floppy drive' to find many other eye-opening ideas about this. bob dole says make sure all your windows updates and service packs are installed.
here is one such article...
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 812489

The Floppy Disk Drive Is Missing From the My Computer Folder
SYMPTOMS
In Windows XP, you may notice that the floppy disk drive does not appear in the My Computer folder. You may also notice that the floppy disk drive is listed as the number 37 or 39 in the Device Manager.
CAUSE
This issue may occur if there are corrupted or incorrect keys in the registry.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, delete the corrupted or incorrect registry keys. To delete the keys, follow these steps:

Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Run box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E980-E325 11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

In the right pane, click Upperfilters, and then press DELETE.

When you are prompted to do so, click Yes to confirm the deletion.
In the right pane, click Lowerfilters, and then press DELETE.

When you are prompted to do so, click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Restart your computer.
REFERENCES
For additional information about missing devices, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314060 CD-ROM Access Is Missing and Messages Cite Error Code 31, Code 32

817196 Floppy Disk Drive Does Not Appear in My Computer System Folder

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

wait! check out mskb article that says windows can have this problem with old floppys! no kidding. have you tried lots of floppys...?

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by bobdolejunkie In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

it's windows xp, device manager says everything is working fine, i'm doing a repair of windows, hope that works.

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by aungnyi In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

I think, U mush check IDE port ,cable.
U may be remove ur floppy drive in device property. And then restart ur computer. It may be wrong device driver.
hoping,,

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by bobdolejunkie In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

I've tried different floppy driver, 5 different floppy's, it really seems like a windows issue, maybe a virus, because it works fine in safe mode, and it doesn't make any sense at all, same drivers and everything, i checked the registry and everything looks just peachy.

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by dmiles In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

2. Not setup in CMOS.

Verify that the floppy drive is properly setup in CMOS. If the floppy drive is not setup properly you may experience read / write errors or the floppy may not work at all. Most computers need to have the floppy setup as a 3.5, 1.44MB.

3. Confliction with other hardware

4. Not connected properly.

Open computer being aware of ESD and its potential dangers.
Verify that the floppy connection is connected to the motherboard FDD connector. If it appears to be connected disconnect and reconnect cable to verify cable is seated properly.
Verify that the floppy cable coming from the motherboard is connected to the back of the floppy drive. If connected disconnect and connect the floppy drive cable to verify seated properly.
Verify that a power connection is also connected to the back of the floppy drive.
5. Bad drivers.

If you are not able to read or write to a floppy diskette from Windows, verify that the computer is not exhibiting floppy drivers issue by testing the floppy drive from MS-DOS.


If you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT or Windows 2000 click Start / Shutdown and restart the computer to a MS-DOS prompt.

Once at the prompt place a diskette into the floppy disk drive and type format a: if you get:

If the floppy disk drive formats properly in MS-DOS however does not format in Windows it is likely that Windows or a program within Windows is preventing the floppy drive from working. Attempt to End task on all running TSRs by performing a Clean Boot. If you continue to experience the same issues we recommend that Windows be reinstalled.

6. Bad floppy drive

Replace the floppy data cable which connects the computer floppy drive to the motherboard \ I/O board.
Replace the floppy if the floppy data cable did not resolve your issues.
Replace or request that the motherboard \ I/O board be replaced.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

Make sure you have installed some other software such as Intel Application Accelerator, also check for viruses (e.g. B1)

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by kannuvappa_ngr In reply to floppy doesn't work in re ...

Hi,
the problem could b in any of the drivers. so re-install driver files(all) and check the floppy then.

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