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By agipson ·
I recently installed a new motherboard on a PC.
The first Problem I have is that I keep getting a floppy drive Error. I checked the
connection and everything is in the right slot. But I still get a floppy drive error.
The next thing is my CD drive is label 'E' .
what is going on?
Please help.

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by saihib In reply to Floppy Drive

You might want to go into the BIOS and make sure the settings for the floppy are correct. Check your cable to be sure it is oriented properly. You can set the drive letter for your CD by going into device manager and looking at Properties/Settings for the CD and changing the letter to whatever you want.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Floppy Drive

Without having too much to go on, It sounds like you've overlooked your BIOS settings. Different BIOSes are different, but they all have similar seting options. Make sure you run the "auto detect" in your BIOS for all your IDE devices. If your CD-ROM is indeed listed as "E-Drive", and assuming that you really have only one hard drive - or one partition on your hard drive - (and assuming you didn't assign that E-drive letter with NT) there are either two other IDE devices installed or the BIOS is set to incorrectly recognize them. My guess is that this "new" motherboard may be new to your computer, but has been installed on another computer before, thus the BIOS settings may by erroneous. If running the auto-detect doesn't help, you may want to try to revert your BIOS to its "default" or "factory settings". This will put everything back to the original (and more normal) settings. You might also want to try connecting your hard drive is as your primary master, and your CD-Rom drive as the primary slave (instead of a secondary master or secondary slave.)

As for the floppy problem, again, make sure that the BIOS recognizes your floppy disk drive. If it doesn't recognize the drive, it's simply connected incorrectly, or is bad. (Is the red edge of the ribbon cable attached to pin number one? This is most likely the pin closest to the drive power plug.) If the BIOS does recognize the drive - and you're certain that the drive is installed correctly, you may have a bad floppy diskdrive.

Good luck.

jr

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Floppy Drive

Without having too much to go on, It sounds like you've overlooked your BIOS settings. Different BIOSes are different, but they all have similar seting options. Make sure you run the "auto detect" in your BIOS for all your IDE devices. If your CD-ROM is indeed listed as "E-Drive", and assuming that you really have only one hard drive - or one partition on your hard drive - (and assuming you didn't assign that E-drive letter with NT) there are either two other IDE devices installed or the BIOS is set to incorrectly recognize them. My guess is that this "new" motherboard may be new to your computer, but has been installed on another computer before, thus the BIOS settings may by erroneous. If running the auto-detect doesn't help, you may want to try to revert your BIOS to its "default" or "factory settings". This will put everything back to the original (and more normal) settings. You might also want to try connecting your hard drive is as your primary master, and your CD-Rom drive as the primary slave (instead of a secondary master or secondary slave.)

As for the floppy problem, again, make sure that the BIOS recognizes your floppy disk drive. If it doesn't recognize the drive, it's simply connected incorrectly, or is bad. (Is the red edge of the ribbon cable attached to pin number one? This is most likely the pin closest to the drive power plug.) If the BIOS does recognize the drive - and you're certain that the drive is installed correctly, you may have a bad floppy diskdrive.

Good luck.

jr

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by James_Randy In reply to Floppy Drive

(No, I'm not sure how it happened, but I posted the two other "transient" answers above.)Without having too much to go on, It sounds like you've overlooked your BIOS settings. Different BIOSes are different, but they all have similar seting options.Make sure you run the "auto detect" in your BIOS for ALL the possible IDE devices. If your CD-ROM is indeed listed as "E-Drive", and assuming that you really have only one hard drive - or one partition on your hard drive - (and assuming you didn't assign that E-drive letter with NT) there are either two other IDE devices installed or the BIOS is set to incorrectly recognize them. My guess is that this "new" motherboard may be new to your computer, but has been installed on another computer before, thus the BIOS settings may by erroneous. If running the auto-detect doesn't help, you may want to try to revert your BIOS to its "default" or "factory settings". This will put everything back to the original (and more normal) settings. You might also want to try connecting your hard drive as your primary master, and your CD-Rom drive as the primary slave (instead of a secondary master or secondary slave.)

As for the floppy problem, again, make sure that the BIOS recognizes your floppy disk drive. If it doesn't recognize the drive, it's simply connected incorrectly, or it is bad. (Is the red edge of the ribbon cable attached to pin number one? This is most likely the pin closest to the drive power plug.) If the BIOS does recognize thedrive - and you're certain that the drive is installed correctly, you may have a bad floppy disk drive.

Good luck.

jr

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by William Jay In reply to Floppy Drive

.floppy drive
are the pins straight?
is the pin one to red stipe on the ribbon cable?
is it a 720KB drive, or a 2.88MB, or an LS120 rather than a 1.44MB drive?
have you checked the primary BIOS setup to see if it is recognized properly?
have you checked the advanced BIOS setup to check that "hide floppy in win95" is dis-abled, (or similar advanced features)?

.cd drive letter
is d: identified as MS-RAMDRIVE?
is there a second partition on the HD that is un-formatted?

... hope this helps you to help us to help you ...

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by William Jay In reply to Floppy Drive

.floppy
does the ribbon cable allow two or more drives and plugged in on the end next to the crossed-over section?

.motherboard
have you applied hardware reset configuration in CMOS by setting the appropriate jumper and applying power to the system one time for three seconds duration?

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