I've got a mobo with a dead FDD controller, which is kind of a pain :smile: .
However I still got an old Multi-I/O ISA card (and yes an ISA slot on the board). Can I use this if I disable the FDD controller in the (standard Award) BIOS? I've tried, but it doesn't seem to find the floppy...
It would be better to replace the mummyboard. Using one of those old I/O controllers is a real bandaid solution. Your walking into an IRQ minefeild as I can pretty much bet that the I/O Card is not PnP. Motherboards are not that expensive these days, and would be the correct solution to your problem.
ps. Who uses a floppy drive these days anyhow?????
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The problem is that its a special purpose mobo that I can't replace that easily... So I really need a solution here.
I'm in the same situation, I somehow fried my FDD controller on the mobo, and a friend game me an old ISA I/O card to try. I've even tried disabling the floppy in the BIOS, but it still won't read it. So I suppose I have to figure out the setting for that stupid I/O card, which won't be easy, since I dont know the brand, and If I did I doubt there would be any sort of documentation or support for it.
I suppose they are right, would be easier to shell out 120.00 for a new mobo.
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