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Reading FDD in Windows98

By absofvt ·
I have two customers both using Windows98 second edition.

Customer one when they tries to read or write to the FDD from within windows the system hangs up. If they try reading or writing to the floppy from the Dos prompt it works fine. The problem has only been present since they change from Windows95 to 98 second edition.

Customer two the system does not hangup but when they try to write to the FDD they get a disk writing error blue screen, they do not have a problem with reading the FDD. Again they have no problem from the Dos prompt.

Both customers are using the same board with a 200mhz MMX CPU, both have 64mb of memory, motheboard has sound and video on board (SiS.

Customer one just changed to Windows98 second edition, customer two has been using 98 second edition for 2-3 months problem just started winthin the last week.

Any ideas whats going on?

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Reading FDD in Windows98

Hi!

No great ideas, but check the manufacturer homepage for BIOS updates and/or updated drivers for the floppy or updated usb drivers if it is an usb floppy.

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by stubbie45 In reply to Reading FDD in Windows98

Seen this on a couple of other machines and the ony resolve I found that works is to physically remove the floppy, re-insert it, and procede. On the machines that we have found with this problem, this at least makes them function. As far as a resolve permanent I really do not know. We have switched drives for brand new ones, checked irq, reloaded 98/2 to no avail. Even completely reconfiguring the systems from green [ fdisk, etc] has not cured this weird symptom. We just direct the operator to remove the floppy when the error occurs, re-insert the floppy, and continue. Hope this at least helps in your situation.

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by jesselou In reply to Reading FDD in Windows98

go to your control panel click system icon select performance,dialog box appear click floppy drive check enable drive to seek at start up.on the removable disk check box enable wite behind caching in all drive.then check to see the troubleshooting tab if there is any checked items there uncheck it then restart your computer that will work fine. artemio/brainbench

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