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Floppy drive location failure

By mdcj2 ·
When my system is booting up. I get a failure msg stating it can't find the A drive. Press F1 to continue. I have double check the cable connected to the drive and the board. Any suggestions.

Also, whenever I go online, my establish a connection with my provider but then I get the usual "Can't find page" message... Any suggestions?

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by willcomp In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

Two questions.

1. Floppy drive has probably failed. Replace drive.

2. More info needed for a definitive answer but try downloading and running winsockfix.exe available at link below:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257

Dalton

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by mdcj2 In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

This also happened when I installed a 2nd floppy drive.

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by BobHo In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

I would be suspicious if 2 floppys didn't work. You can test the floppys by trying them in a different machine. If they don't work then yes, they are dead. If they do work then it could either be that the floppy controller on the motherboard is bad, the power or connector cable is bad or connected backwards, or a pin is bent on the controller or floppy connector.

What about the "Can't find page" message. Is this true for every website you try to visit? Can you ping any websites? Can you get email? Also, what os are you using?

Report back with a little more info.

Cheers.

RW

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by mdcj2 In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

Thanks, the download of winsockfix.zip work like a charm. I'll check more out on the floppy drive.

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by mdcj2 In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

Thanks, the download of winsockfix.zip work like a charm. I'll check more out on the floppy drive.

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by mdcj2 In reply to Floppy drive location fai ...

Thanks, the download of winsockfix.zip work like a charm. I'll check more out on the floppy drive.

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