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a b V Motherboard
September 18, 2004 1:57:13 AM

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While I truly appreciate all the help, I'm still at a quandry as to why
after installing a floppy drive into the system having all the trouble, then
removing it and installing it into a good system I now encounter the drive
as bad. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.

The system I'm attempting to build is: FIC AU13 motherboard with an AMD
XP3200 processor, 512 mb PC3200 RAM(all this was supposedly "tested" before
shipping!) the board has onboard sound & Lan. The vid card I currently have
to use due to budget constraints is a Nvidia Geforce4 440MX 64 mb AGP. I
also want to override the onboard sound with a SoundBlaster Live PCI. This
is all run with a Codegen 350W power supply. Now, this is the system having
all the trouble, I have a new motherboard coming from the dealer on Monday,
but as I said, whenever I install a floppy drive, regardless of the brand,
it does not work. All I get is errors on bootup regarding the floppy
failure. I installed 3 known good drives and in fact pulled a good drive
from the old system I'm using right now to post this message. After
receiving yet another floppy failure message, I placed that drive BACK into
the machine it originally came from.that's when I started worrying because
now the drive failed on the machine it came from! So, again, what would
cause damage (?) to drives installed on the new machine?

I hope I made the problem somewhat clearer!

Thank you all again, great advice and always, always appreciated!

Gerry
gwolf@wi.rr.com

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 18, 2004 1:57:14 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.fic (More info?)

Hey, Gerry.

Hmmm, that is odd. Maybe the floppy cable is causing the errors?

--Alex


Gerry Wolf wrote:

>While I truly appreciate all the help, I'm still at a quandry as to why
>after installing a floppy drive into the system having all the trouble, then
>removing it and installing it into a good system I now encounter the drive
>as bad. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.
>
>The system I'm attempting to build is: FIC AU13 motherboard with an AMD
>XP3200 processor, 512 mb PC3200 RAM(all this was supposedly "tested" before
>shipping!) the board has onboard sound & Lan. The vid card I currently have
>to use due to budget constraints is a Nvidia Geforce4 440MX 64 mb AGP. I
>also want to override the onboard sound with a SoundBlaster Live PCI. This
>is all run with a Codegen 350W power supply. Now, this is the system having
>all the trouble, I have a new motherboard coming from the dealer on Monday,
>but as I said, whenever I install a floppy drive, regardless of the brand,
>it does not work. All I get is errors on bootup regarding the floppy
>failure. I installed 3 known good drives and in fact pulled a good drive
>from the old system I'm using right now to post this message. After
>receiving yet another floppy failure message, I placed that drive BACK into
>the machine it originally came from.that's when I started worrying because
>now the drive failed on the machine it came from! So, again, what would
>cause damage (?) to drives installed on the new machine?
>
>I hope I made the problem somewhat clearer!
>
>Thank you all again, great advice and always, always appreciated!
>
>Gerry
>gwolf@wi.rr.com
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 18, 2004 4:48:26 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.fic (More info?)

On rare occasion I've seen a floppy interface fail, but have yet to
see the interface circuit ruin floppy drives. There is a first for
everything tho.

--
Best regards,
Kyle
"Gerry Wolf" <gwolf@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
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| While I truly appreciate all the help, I'm still at a quandry as to
why
| after installing a floppy drive into the system having all the
trouble, then
| removing it and installing it into a good system I now encounter the
drive
| as bad. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.
|
| The system I'm attempting to build is: FIC AU13 motherboard with an
AMD
| XP3200 processor, 512 mb PC3200 RAM(all this was supposedly "tested"
before
| shipping!) the board has onboard sound & Lan. The vid card I
currently have
| to use due to budget constraints is a Nvidia Geforce4 440MX 64 mb
AGP. I
| also want to override the onboard sound with a SoundBlaster Live
PCI. This
| is all run with a Codegen 350W power supply. Now, this is the system
having
| all the trouble, I have a new motherboard coming from the dealer on
Monday,
| but as I said, whenever I install a floppy drive, regardless of the
brand,
| it does not work. All I get is errors on bootup regarding the floppy
| failure. I installed 3 known good drives and in fact pulled a good
drive
| from the old system I'm using right now to post this message. After
| receiving yet another floppy failure message, I placed that drive
BACK into
| the machine it originally came from.that's when I started worrying
because
| now the drive failed on the machine it came from! So, again, what
would
| cause damage (?) to drives installed on the new machine?
|
| I hope I made the problem somewhat clearer!
|
| Thank you all again, great advice and always, always appreciated!
|
| Gerry
| gwolf@wi.rr.com
|
|
!