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By MDDDDD ·
I just built a new computer that I got and everything works fine except the floppy drive. The system recognizes it as a drive but it doesn't read any of my disks. It can hear the drive check if a disk is in there. The light goes on too, but it just doesn't read anything. I am using windows 2000 ntfs.

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by rapidad In reply to Floppy Problem

Just a thought, I had that problem once when I built a box, the spacing was bad when i put the floppy in the case and it had a preload on the eject button. This kept the floppy from reading, like holding the button on a good machine. Turns out some of the full length floppy buttons dont like to work in some cases, just for grins try loosening the floppy and see if it reads.
good luck

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by jacook In reply to Floppy Problem

First I'd remove it from the systems properties, devices and let the OP Sys re-install it. Then if it still don't work try a cleaning diskett. If it still don't read, try differant FDD. Note you don't have to remove the old one to test one on thesystem

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by TheChas In reply to Floppy Problem

On many systems, you need to install the chipset manufactures IDE buss driver in order for Windows to be able to access the floppy drive.

To determine if this is a hardware or Windows problem, see if you can boot from a DOS boot disk.

If so, the hardware is all fine, you just need to have the correct IDE driver installed.

If it will not boot from a DOS boot disk, then you have a hardware problem.

Make sure that the BIOS setting is for the correct type of floppy drive.

Remember, that the floppy drive cable usually has pin 1 on the oposite side as compared to your Hard drive.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to Floppy Problem

If the floppy ribbon cable was connected wrong the indicator light would stay on all the time. As mentioned check the settings in the BIOS. Also the ribbon cable has to have the end with the twisted wires attached to the floppy not the motherboard. And the twist must be connected to the first drive if there was more than one.

To eliminate the possiblity that the case is a problem try using the floppy outside of the case. If you have another try a different drive.

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