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    floppy drive will not read in 98


    by jackc ·

    have loaded three different version of 98, loaded it three different ways, even loaded 95. The floppy dirve works during the instalation process, as soon as 98se is functional the floppy drive will not read

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      floppy drive will not read in 98

      by mckaytech ·

      In reply to floppy drive will not read in 98

      It could be a couple of things. It could be a BIOS issue, a controller issue or an IRQ, address or DMA conflict.

      I guess I would first look at Device Manager and see if there are any resource conflicts.

      Then I would look at the BIOS setup tosee if anything wierd like drive swapping is enabled.

      Then I would try swapping out the controller – if it’s embedded in the motherboard, you’ll have to disable it in the BIOS and use a multi-I/O card with everything disabled except the FDC.I’ve only seen this once and it turned out to be a problem with the FDC controller embedded on the motherboard.

      Best wishes….


      Paul M. Wright, Jr.
      McKay Technologies

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