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Floppy Drive not working

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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 4:03:54 PM

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Floppy drive suddenly stopped working ,Get popup screen when trying to
read a disk
Its a Dell computer Pent 3 790 Mhz
Windows xp Pro sp-2
The problem started suddenly ,no apparent reason with WinXp Home
isnstalled .

The pop up screen reads "Please install a disk in Drive A " . With
some disks .
With other disks it reads " The disk in drive a is not formatted etc "

In attempting to troubleshoot I tried 2 other drives with cables that
worked in other computers .I also did a new install of WinXp pro SP-2
and still get the same problems .

Ive also formatted new disks in another computer with XP Pro installed
to use

Ive check the Bios but dont see any problem although I may not no
what to look for.

The cables are tight and properly installed

Thanks for taking the time to help me out

Flipperf

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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 4:03:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Seen your other post, have you tried a different cable or
in the bios...Is Floppy drive enabled?

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William



"OleDawg" <flipperf@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Floppy drive suddenly stopped working ,Get popup screen when trying to
> read a disk
> Its a Dell computer Pent 3 790 Mhz
> Windows xp Pro sp-2
> The problem started suddenly ,no apparent reason with WinXp Home
> isnstalled .
>
> The pop up screen reads "Please install a disk in Drive A " . With
> some disks .
> With other disks it reads " The disk in drive a is not formatted etc "
>
> In attempting to troubleshoot I tried 2 other drives with cables that
> worked in other computers .I also did a new install of WinXp pro SP-2
> and still get the same problems .
>
> Ive also formatted new disks in another computer with XP Pro installed
> to use
>
> Ive check the Bios but dont see any problem although I may not no
> what to look for.
>
> The cables are tight and properly installed
>
> Thanks for taking the time to help me out
>
> Flipperf
!