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April 24, 2004 7:10:35 AM

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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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Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:52 AM

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"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.
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:53 AM

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>-----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
>
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Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:53 AM

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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.
|
|
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:54 AM

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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.
>|
>|
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:55 AM

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.
| >|
| >|
| >
| >
| >.
| >
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:56 AM

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.
>| >|
>| >|
>| >
>| >
>| >.
>| >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:57 AM

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.
| >| >|
| >| >|
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >.
| >| >
| >
| >
| >.
| >
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:58 AM

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.
>| >| >|
>| >| >|
>| >| >
>| >| >
>| >| >.
>| >| >
>| >
>| >
>| >.
>| >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:17:59 AM

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.
| >| >| >|
| >| >| >|
| >| >| >
| >| >| >
| >| >| >.
| >| >| >
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >.
| >| >
| >
| >
| >.
| >
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:18:00 AM

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.
>| >| >| >|
>| >| >| >|
>| >| >| >
>| >| >| >
>| >| >| >.
>| >| >| >
>| >| >
>| >| >
>| >| >.
>| >| >
>| >
>| >
>| >.
>| >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 2:18:01 AM

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.
| >| >| >| >|
| >| >| >| >|
| >| >| >| >
| >| >| >| >
| >| >| >| >.
| >| >| >| >
| >| >| >
| >| >| >
| >| >| >.
| >| >| >
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >.
| >| >
| >
| >
| >.
| >
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 3:23:38 AM

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!
!