floppy disk drive please help me

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hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
stoped working months ago just out the blue so i thought
it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a new
one and its not working it says insert a disk when i clik
on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have tryed
everything please help me i need to save work on a disk
for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to stop
working round about the same time i installed my cd-r but
that has been uninstalled now
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i thought
    > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a new
    > one and its not working it says insert a disk when i clik
    > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have tryed
    > everything please help me i need to save work on a disk
    > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to stop
    > working round about the same time i installed my cd-r but
    > that has been uninstalled now

    Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    more readable if you used some punctuation.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >"stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message
    >news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >> hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    >> stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    thought
    >> it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a new
    >> one and its not working it says insert a disk when i
    clik
    >> on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    tryed
    >> everything please help me i need to save work on a disk
    >> for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to stop
    >> working round about the same time i installed my cd-r
    but
    >> that has been uninstalled now
    >
    >Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    >www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    >the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    >more readable if you used some punctuation.
    >
    >
    >.you have to copy the file to a floppy disk, but my
    floppy disk is not working, so cant copy the boot disk
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient for
    college. I do hope you're planning on taking English 101.
    You can also use a USB card reader and Compact Flash cards,
    they are very handy and cheap these days.

    After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy drive.
    The joke---Viagra.
    Have you tried opening the device manager to see if any
    errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and using the
    troubleshooter that is on the properties page for the drive?
    (Right click to select the drive, then select properties.)

    Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in their
    sockets? Often something is moved and not reconnected when
    installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the 34 wire
    ribbon cable and the power connection are required to run
    the floppy.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    |
    | "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    | news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    | > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i thought
    | > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a new
    | > one and its not working it says insert a disk when i
    clik
    | > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have tryed
    | > everything please help me i need to save work on a disk
    | > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to stop
    | > working round about the same time i installed my cd-r
    but
    | > that has been uninstalled now
    |
    | Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    | www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    | the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    | more readable if you used some punctuation.
    |
    |
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the point
    of full stops and commas on this eh
    >-----Original Message-----
    >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient for
    >college. I do hope you're planning on taking English
    101.
    >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact Flash
    cards,
    >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    >
    >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    drive.
    >The joke---Viagra.
    >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if any
    >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and using the
    >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for the
    drive?
    >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    properties.)
    >
    >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in their
    >sockets? Often something is moved and not reconnected
    when
    >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the 34
    wire
    >ribbon cable and the power connection are required to run
    >the floppy.
    >
    >
    >--
    >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >|
    >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in
    >message
    >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    thought
    >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a
    new
    >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk when i
    >clik
    >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    tryed
    >| > everything please help me i need to save work on a
    disk
    >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to
    stop
    >| > working round about the same time i installed my cd-r
    >but
    >| > that has been uninstalled now
    >|
    >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    >|
    >|
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If you want
    to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the forum.
    BTW, have you opened the case and checked the connections
    yet?


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    | i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the point
    | of full stops and commas on this eh
    | >-----Original Message-----
    | >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient for
    | >college. I do hope you're planning on taking English
    | 101.
    | >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact Flash
    | cards,
    | >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    | >
    | >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    | drive.
    | >The joke---Viagra.
    | >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if any
    | >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and using the
    | >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for the
    | drive?
    | >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    | properties.)
    | >
    | >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in their
    | >sockets? Often something is moved and not reconnected
    | when
    | >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the 34
    | wire
    | >ribbon cable and the power connection are required to run
    | >the floppy.
    | >
    | >
    | >--
    | >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    | >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | >|
    | >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    | wrote in
    | >message
    | >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    | >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    | thought
    | >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a
    | new
    | >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk when i
    | >clik
    | >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    | tryed
    | >| > everything please help me i need to save work on a
    | disk
    | >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to
    | stop
    | >| > working round about the same time i installed my cd-r
    | >but
    | >| > that has been uninstalled now
    | >|
    | >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    | >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    | >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    | >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    | >|
    | >|
    | >
    | >
    | >.
    | >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green light
    on the drive is always on, and the conection is the right
    way round
    >-----Original Message-----
    >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If you
    want
    >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the forum.
    >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the connections
    >yet?
    >
    >
    >--
    >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >
    >
    ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the
    point
    >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient for
    >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking English
    >| 101.
    >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact Flash
    >| cards,
    >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    >| >
    >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    >| drive.
    >| >The joke---Viagra.
    >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if
    any
    >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and using
    the
    >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for the
    >| drive?
    >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    >| properties.)
    >| >
    >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in their
    >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not reconnected
    >| when
    >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the 34
    >| wire
    >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are required to
    run
    >| >the floppy.
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >--
    >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    rights;
    >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >| >|
    >| >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >| wrote in
    >| >message
    >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive
    it
    >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    >| thought
    >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a
    >| new
    >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk
    when i
    >| >clik
    >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    >| tryed
    >| >| > everything please help me i need to save work on a
    >| disk
    >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to
    >| stop
    >| >| > working round about the same time i installed my
    cd-r
    >| >but
    >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    >| >|
    >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    >| >|
    >| >|
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >.
    >| >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    If the light is always ON you have the ribbon cable
    reversed. Just unhook one end and turn it around.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3c9b01c42a2e$2f5665b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    | yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green light
    | on the drive is always on, and the conection is the right
    | way round
    | >-----Original Message-----
    | >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If you
    | want
    | >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the forum.
    | >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the connections
    | >yet?
    | >
    | >
    | >--
    | >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >
    | >
    | ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the
    | point
    | >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    | >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient for
    | >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking English
    | >| 101.
    | >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact Flash
    | >| cards,
    | >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    | >| >
    | >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    | >| drive.
    | >| >The joke---Viagra.
    | >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if
    | any
    | >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and using
    | the
    | >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for the
    | >| drive?
    | >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    | >| properties.)
    | >| >
    | >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in their
    | >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not reconnected
    | >| when
    | >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the 34
    | >| wire
    | >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are required to
    | run
    | >| >the floppy.
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >--
    | >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | rights;
    | >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    | >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | >| >|
    | >| >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    | >| wrote in
    | >| >message
    | >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive
    | it
    | >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    | >| thought
    | >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a
    | >| new
    | >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk
    | when i
    | >| >clik
    | >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    | >| tryed
    | >| >| > everything please help me i need to save work on a
    | >| disk
    | >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to
    | >| stop
    | >| >| > working round about the same time i installed my
    | cd-r
    | >| >but
    | >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    | >| >|
    | >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    | >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    | >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    | >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    | >| >|
    | >| >|
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >.
    | >| >
    | >
    | >
    | >.
    | >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    i have tried them every way and still the light stays on,
    there is no other way i could put them, could the ribbon
    cable be damaged, or the drive, its really doing my head
    in now, i have a powerpoint presentation on wed and need
    this to be fixed, please i'll do anything
    >-----Original Message-----
    >If the light is always ON you have the ribbon cable
    >reversed. Just unhook one end and turn it around.
    >
    >
    >--
    >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >
    >
    ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >news:3c9b01c42a2e$2f5665b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >| yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green light
    >| on the drive is always on, and the conection is the
    right
    >| way round
    >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If
    you
    >| want
    >| >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the forum.
    >| >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the
    connections
    >| >yet?
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >--
    >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    rights;
    >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >| >
    >| >
    >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >| >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the
    >| point
    >| >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient
    for
    >| >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking
    English
    >| >| 101.
    >| >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact
    Flash
    >| >| cards,
    >| >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    >| >| >
    >| >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    >| >| drive.
    >| >| >The joke---Viagra.
    >| >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if
    >| any
    >| >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and
    using
    >| the
    >| >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for
    the
    >| >| drive?
    >| >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    >| >| properties.)
    >| >| >
    >| >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in
    their
    >| >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not
    reconnected
    >| >| when
    >| >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the
    34
    >| >| wire
    >| >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are required
    to
    >| run
    >| >| >the floppy.
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >--
    >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    >| rights;
    >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    overcome.
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    >| >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >| >| >|
    >| >| >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >| >| wrote in
    >| >| >message
    >| >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk
    drive
    >| it
    >| >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so
    i
    >| >| thought
    >| >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and
    bought a
    >| >| new
    >| >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk
    >| when i
    >| >| >clik
    >| >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i
    have
    >| >| tryed
    >| >| >| > everything please help me i need to save work
    on a
    >| >| disk
    >| >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed
    to
    >| >| stop
    >| >| >| > working round about the same time i installed
    my
    >| cd-r
    >| >| >but
    >| >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    >| >| >|
    >| >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    >| >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    >| >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    >| >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    >| >| >|
    >| >| >|
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >.
    >| >| >
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >.
    >| >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Yes, the cable could be damaged. The floppy cable is often
    not keyed to go in one way only. Having the drive access
    light stay on is often caused by the cable being reversed at
    one end. See if it can be turned over at the drive or the
    mobo connection so the side that is on the right goers back
    in the left. Or it may have a red line on the cable, that
    should be nearest the #1 pin on the drive (closest the
    power pins) and the connector on the mobo.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3d0101c42a3e$9a1801a0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | i have tried them every way and still the light stays on,
    | there is no other way i could put them, could the ribbon
    | cable be damaged, or the drive, its really doing my head
    | in now, i have a powerpoint presentation on wed and need
    | this to be fixed, please i'll do anything
    | >-----Original Message-----
    | >If the light is always ON you have the ribbon cable
    | >reversed. Just unhook one end and turn it around.
    | >
    | >
    | >--
    | >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >
    | >
    | ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | >news:3c9b01c42a2e$2f5665b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green light
    | >| on the drive is always on, and the conection is the
    | right
    | >| way round
    | >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If
    | you
    | >| want
    | >| >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the forum.
    | >| >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the
    | connections
    | >| >yet?
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >--
    | >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | rights;
    | >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | >| >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats the
    | >| point
    | >| >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    | >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more convenient
    | for
    | >| >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking
    | English
    | >| >| 101.
    | >| >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact
    | Flash
    | >| >| cards,
    | >| >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your floppy
    | >| >| drive.
    | >| >| >The joke---Viagra.
    | >| >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to see if
    | >| any
    | >| >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and
    | using
    | >| the
    | >| >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page for
    | the
    | >| >| drive?
    | >| >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    | >| >| properties.)
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in
    | their
    | >| >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not
    | reconnected
    | >| >| when
    | >| >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both the
    | 34
    | >| >| wire
    | >| >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are required
    | to
    | >| run
    | >| >| >the floppy.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >--
    | >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | >| rights;
    | >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    | overcome.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    | >| >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| "stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    | >| >| wrote in
    | >| >| >message
    | >| >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk
    | drive
    | >| it
    | >| >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue so
    | i
    | >| >| thought
    | >| >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and
    | bought a
    | >| >| new
    | >| >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a disk
    | >| when i
    | >| >| >clik
    | >| >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i
    | have
    | >| >| tryed
    | >| >| >| > everything please help me i need to save work
    | on a
    | >| >| disk
    | >| >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed
    | to
    | >| >| stop
    | >| >| >| > working round about the same time i installed
    | my
    | >| cd-r
    | >| >| >but
    | >| >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    | >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    | >| >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    | >| >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    | >| >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    | >| >| >|
    | >| >| >|
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >.
    | >| >
    | >
    | >
    | >.
    | >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    yes the red line is next to the power pins, and the
    connector on the mobo, i have tried it all the ways it
    can be connected but the light is always on even when the
    connection cables are not connected, only the power cable
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Yes, the cable could be damaged. The floppy cable is
    often
    >not keyed to go in one way only. Having the drive access
    >light stay on is often caused by the cable being
    reversed at
    >one end. See if it can be turned over at the drive or
    the
    >mobo connection so the side that is on the right goers
    back
    >in the left. Or it may have a red line on the cable,
    that
    >should be nearest the #1 pin on the drive (closest the
    >power pins) and the connector on the mobo.
    >
    >
    >--
    >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >
    >
    ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >news:3d0101c42a3e$9a1801a0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >| i have tried them every way and still the light stays
    on,
    >| there is no other way i could put them, could the
    ribbon
    >| cable be damaged, or the drive, its really doing my
    head
    >| in now, i have a powerpoint presentation on wed and
    need
    >| this to be fixed, please i'll do anything
    >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >If the light is always ON you have the ribbon cable
    >| >reversed. Just unhook one end and turn it around.
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >--
    >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    rights;
    >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    >| >
    >| >
    >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >| >news:3c9b01c42a2e$2f5665b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green
    light
    >| >| on the drive is always on, and the conection is the
    >| right
    >| >| way round
    >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >| >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If
    >| you
    >| >| want
    >| >| >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the
    forum.
    >| >| >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the
    >| connections
    >| >| >yet?
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >--
    >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    >| rights;
    >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    overcome.
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    >| >| >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats
    the
    >| >| point
    >| >| >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    >| >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    >| >| >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more
    convenient
    >| for
    >| >| >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking
    >| English
    >| >| >| 101.
    >| >| >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact
    >| Flash
    >| >| >| cards,
    >| >| >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your
    floppy
    >| >| >| drive.
    >| >| >| >The joke---Viagra.
    >| >| >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to
    see if
    >| >| any
    >| >| >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and
    >| using
    >| >| the
    >| >| >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page
    for
    >| the
    >| >| >| drive?
    >| >| >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    >| >| >| properties.)
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in
    >| their
    >| >| >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not
    >| reconnected
    >| >| >| when
    >| >| >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both
    the
    >| 34
    >| >| >| wire
    >| >| >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are
    required
    >| to
    >| >| run
    >| >| >| >the floppy.
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >--
    >| >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    >| >| rights;
    >| >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    >| overcome.
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    >| >| >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >| >| >| >|
    >| >| >| >| "stephanie"
    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >| >| >| wrote in
    >| >| >| >message
    >| >| >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >| >| >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk
    >| drive
    >| >| it
    >| >| >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue
    so
    >| i
    >| >| >| thought
    >| >| >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and
    >| bought a
    >| >| >| new
    >| >| >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a
    disk
    >| >| when i
    >| >| >| >clik
    >| >| >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it
    i
    >| have
    >| >| >| tryed
    >| >| >| >| > everything please help me i need to save
    work
    >| on a
    >| >| >| disk
    >| >| >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it
    seemed
    >| to
    >| >| >| stop
    >| >| >| >| > working round about the same time i
    installed
    >| my
    >| >| cd-r
    >| >| >| >but
    >| >| >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    >| >| >| >|
    >| >| >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    >| >| >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    >| >| >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a
    lot
    >| >| >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    >| >| >| >|
    >| >| >| >|
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >| >.
    >| >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >
    >| >| >.
    >| >| >
    >| >
    >| >
    >| >.
    >| >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Then it is either a damaged cable or a damaged drive or the
    mobo is damaged. I'd start by substituting the cheapest
    parts first. Or just remove the whole thing and use CD-R
    and USB thumb drives and card readers, rather than replacing
    the mobo jus to get a floppy.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3d6a01c42a47$ca56b060$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    | yes the red line is next to the power pins, and the
    | connector on the mobo, i have tried it all the ways it
    | can be connected but the light is always on even when the
    | connection cables are not connected, only the power cable
    | >-----Original Message-----
    | >Yes, the cable could be damaged. The floppy cable is
    | often
    | >not keyed to go in one way only. Having the drive access
    | >light stay on is often caused by the cable being
    | reversed at
    | >one end. See if it can be turned over at the drive or
    | the
    | >mobo connection so the side that is on the right goers
    | back
    | >in the left. Or it may have a red line on the cable,
    | that
    | >should be nearest the #1 pin on the drive (closest the
    | >power pins) and the connector on the mobo.
    | >
    | >
    | >--
    | >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >
    | >
    | ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | >news:3d0101c42a3e$9a1801a0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| i have tried them every way and still the light stays
    | on,
    | >| there is no other way i could put them, could the
    | ribbon
    | >| cable be damaged, or the drive, its really doing my
    | head
    | >| in now, i have a powerpoint presentation on wed and
    | need
    | >| this to be fixed, please i'll do anything
    | >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >If the light is always ON you have the ribbon cable
    | >| >reversed. Just unhook one end and turn it around.
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >--
    | >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | rights;
    | >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | >| >news:3c9b01c42a2e$2f5665b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| yeah the connection seems to be ok, but the green
    | light
    | >| >| on the drive is always on, and the conection is the
    | >| right
    | >| >| way round
    | >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >| >It makes it easier to understand what you mean. If
    | >| you
    | >| >| want
    | >| >| >to use chat/SMS text shortcuts, this isn't the
    | forum.
    | >| >| >BTW, have you opened the case and checked the
    | >| connections
    | >| >| >yet?
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >--
    | >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | >| rights;
    | >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    | overcome.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    | message
    | >| >| >news:39ed01c42a0a$3d39e360$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| >| i'm doing an english higher right now but whats
    | the
    | >| >| point
    | >| >| >| of full stops and commas on this eh
    | >| >| >| >-----Original Message-----
    | >| >| >| >You'll find that a thumb drive is more
    | convenient
    | >| for
    | >| >| >| >college. I do hope you're planning on taking
    | >| English
    | >| >| >| 101.
    | >| >| >| >You can also use a USB card reader and Compact
    | >| Flash
    | >| >| >| cards,
    | >| >| >| >they are very handy and cheap these days.
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >After the joke, I'll suggest how to fix your
    | floppy
    | >| >| >| drive.
    | >| >| >| >The joke---Viagra.
    | >| >| >| >Have you tried opening the device manager to
    | see if
    | >| >| any
    | >| >| >| >errors are shown for the A: drive (floppy) and
    | >| using
    | >| >| the
    | >| >| >| >troubleshooter that is on the properties page
    | for
    | >| the
    | >| >| >| drive?
    | >| >| >| >(Right click to select the drive, then select
    | >| >| >| properties.)
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >Are all the cables properly connected, firmly in
    | >| their
    | >| >| >| >sockets? Often something is moved and not
    | >| reconnected
    | >| >| >| when
    | >| >| >| >installing new hardware such as a CD-RW. Both
    | the
    | >| 34
    | >| >| >| wire
    | >| >| >| >ribbon cable and the power connection are
    | required
    | >| to
    | >| >| run
    | >| >| >| >the floppy.
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >--
    | >| >| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
    | >| >| rights;
    | >| >| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be
    | >| overcome.
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    | >| >| >| >news:%232O0tYfKEHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | >| >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| >| "stephanie"
    | <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    | >| >| >| wrote in
    | >| >| >| >message
    | >| >| >| >| news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    | >| >| >| >| > hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk
    | >| drive
    | >| >| it
    | >| >| >| >| > stoped working months ago just out the blue
    | so
    | >| i
    | >| >| >| thought
    | >| >| >| >| > it was my disk drive i have just went and
    | >| bought a
    | >| >| >| new
    | >| >| >| >| > one and its not working it says insert a
    | disk
    | >| >| when i
    | >| >| >| >clik
    | >| >| >| >| > on the disk drive and there is a disk in it
    | i
    | >| have
    | >| >| >| tryed
    | >| >| >| >| > everything please help me i need to save
    | work
    | >| on a
    | >| >| >| disk
    | >| >| >| >| > for college i have windows xp oh and it
    | seemed
    | >| to
    | >| >| >| stop
    | >| >| >| >| > working round about the same time i
    | installed
    | >| my
    | >| >| cd-r
    | >| >| >| >but
    | >| >| >| >| > that has been uninstalled now
    | >| >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| >| Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    | >| >| >| >| www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    | >| >| >| >| the result. By the way, your post would be a
    | lot
    | >| >| >| >| more readable if you used some punctuation.
    | >| >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| >|
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >| >.
    | >| >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >
    | >| >| >.
    | >| >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >
    | >| >.
    | >| >
    | >
    | >
    | >.
    | >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3b6801c429fe$1abe2f00$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >
    > >"stephanie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > in message
    > >news:3ad001c429e4$6251d930$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    > >> hi i'm having a problem with my floppy disk drive it
    > >> stoped working months ago just out the blue so i
    > thought
    > >> it was my disk drive i have just went and bought a new
    > >> one and its not working it says insert a disk when i
    > clik
    > >> on the disk drive and there is a disk in it i have
    > tryed
    > >> everything please help me i need to save work on a disk
    > >> for college i have windows xp oh and it seemed to stop
    > >> working round about the same time i installed my cd-r
    > but
    > >> that has been uninstalled now
    > >
    > >Boot your machine with a Win98 boot disk from
    > >www.bootdisk.com, then report back here with
    > >the result. By the way, your post would be a lot
    > >more readable if you used some punctuation.
    > >
    > >
    > >.you have to copy the file to a floppy disk, but my
    > floppy disk is not working, so cant copy the boot disk
    > >

    You need to ask a friend to do this for you. Once
    you have the Win98 boot disk, label it and keep
    it - everyone should have one!
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