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By azizhakim ·
Good morning & Happy Labor Day Weekend.
Two weeks ago i practiced on a network installation which went well.i do recall i installed a cd-rom drive.this morning i was booting from my floppy drive for school project but my floppy is inaccessible.told setup to boot from floppy 1st,it does not see my floppy & moves to hdd & boots.i redid
my cables,changed to 2nd one but in both cases it does not see my floppy.when i access it after os loads A drive is inaccessible---any thoughts will be app --thanx-aziz

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by dmiles In reply to INACCESSIBLE FLOPPY

In making the changes you may have disabled the floppy disk,try reinstalling the drivers for the floppy drive by adding it thru the device manager in the control panel,first see their is an exclamation mark(yellow) on the floppy,click the plus sign,then highlight the floppy and update the driver.this should help.

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by bbcalvey In reply to INACCESSIBLE FLOPPY

The only thing that occurs to me is the possibility that SETUP has not been "told" that your machine has a floppy drive. You say you told setup to boot to floppy first (advanced cmos settings), but did you also tell setup that you even have a floppy drive (standard cmos settings)? Just a thought.

Brian

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by >@ >@ Gone Fishing @< @< In reply to INACCESSIBLE FLOPPY

Check device manger for any errors, but if you can't access your floppy in Dos(ie:at the boot), it doesn;t matter what windows is saying. I truly feel that your floppy drive is damaged and needs to be replaced, Try runing a head cleaner through it first but it doesn't appear to be dirty heads. Also boot to the Command prompt and try and access the floppy drive, if you can't read the disk in DOS I would check your BIOS settings to confirm they are correct and it is set to being a 1.44MB Floppy disk drive(Not any of the other sizes) and buy a replacement, score a floppy of your friends for testing purposes, or take your floppy to a friends computer and try it their, this will elimate most of the options.

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by Fred King In reply to INACCESSIBLE FLOPPY

Before changing hardware check that your floppy disk as no errors on. Use another machine with windows on and do a scandisk.
If thats fine, check in the CMOS/BIOS to see if the machine can boot to floopy, and that it seeks the floppy.

If that doesn't work,
1. replace floppy drive
2. replace cable

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by azizhakim In reply to INACCESSIBLE FLOPPY

Thanx.It is a litle bit embarrassing, but i went & bought a new drive.asked the fella to throw in the cable.Before changing the drive -changed the cable,GUESS WHAT,THE DRIVE IS STILL SITTING IN THER DRAWER--THANX ONCE AGAIN

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