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By KaiserSose ·
I installed NT Server 4 on a Compaq Deskpro workstation. The CD rom installed ok and is accessible thru windows but the floppy drive didn't install and can't be seen in My Computer.
I've tried re-installing server a few times, I changed the floppydrive and the connecting cables to no avail.
There is nothing wrong with the floppy drive itself - it is accessible thru the BIOS setup of the workstation so I suspect it's not support by NT Server?
Any suggestions much appreciated

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by MServino In reply to No floppy disk installed

Is it possible that you are using an LS-120 drive? Do you have the drivers that might have come with the drive. If you know the vendor (should be listed somewhere on the drive itself) you should be able to go to their website and get any kind of updates or info on why this could be happening. I had a problem building my sister's computer kind of similar had to change out the ATAPI.SYS and everything was fine.

Hope this helps,
if not E-mail me some more info and I'll see what I can dig up.
-Mike

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by davedel In reply to No floppy disk installed

I'd try using a boot disk to make sure the Floppy realy does work. If it is OK, check the Devices icon in Control Panel to see if the floopy is disabeled.

Dave,,

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by bmiller95 In reply to No floppy disk installed

1. check the floppy drive in another pc to make sure it works.
2. if it is a floppy drive an not an LS-120 drive. go to contoll panel and device drivers and make sure that the floppy driver has been started.
3. lastly -- don't forget the Floppy drive controller on the mother board may be bad.
(the easiest test for this is just boot to a win98 boot disk -- if the floppy drive works then the problem is w/ NT4).

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by cd In reply to No floppy disk installed

NT 4 behaves strangely sometimes. I had a similar problem to yours: COMPAQ deskpro worked fine to one day when it could not write to FDD, only read.

My suggestions are, either:
- power down, unplug the power cord, psuh the ON button (even if there is no power), then wait for at least 2 minutes. Re-plug the cord to PC and power on.

OR, if again not working,

- I assumed you've checked the BIOS. However, modify BIOS NOT to declare the FDD, save, exit, restart. After this, declare it as A:; or
- declare FDD as B:, not as A:, restart; or
- declare both as A: and B: (ghost drive); restart or
- modify setting in BIOS at ADVANCED for FDD controller to nothing, save, restart, then declare it again with the option you have available there.

In operations presented are not expressed clearly, contact by e-mail.

regards,

CD

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by KaiserSose In reply to No floppy disk installed

I installed Win 95 on the PC - the floppy worked fine - this proved the floppy and controller were fine.
In NT the floppy driver was started in devices - also I removed and added it in the bios numerous times to no avail. Compaq won't support it with NT as it was bought for Win 98 so I'm giving it back to the purchaser.
Thanks for all the insights

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