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    Motherboard perceptions and definitions

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    by skramer1 ·

    I have a computer which has a bad hardrive.I put in a new HD but the mother board is not seeing the floppy, so I cannot boot to st-up disk and install new OS. Do you think the MB is fried.Or could it be something else. The bios is correct to read floppy first.

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      Motherboard perceptions and definitions

      by syscokid ·

      In reply to Motherboard perceptions and definitions

      Do you get any errors at startup, like “FDD controller failure? If so, you need to replace the floppy disk controller.

      Is the floppy drive light on constantly? If so, it is incorrectly cabled. You may need to reverse the cable 180 degrees. This may also be true even if the light is not on constantly, if you had to remove the cable from the floppy to get the HD in.

      Is there power to the floppy drive?

      Can you swap in a known good floppy drive and see if that works?

      In short, I think there are a lot of other things to consider first before deciding it’s a bad motheroard.

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      Motherboard perceptions and definitions

      by mickrose7 ·

      In reply to Motherboard perceptions and definitions

      Has the floppy been disabled in the BIOS

      Michael

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      Motherboard perceptions and definitions

      by skramer1 ·

      In reply to Motherboard perceptions and definitions

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