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Need help with floppy drive!!! PLEASE!

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February 2, 2004 11:14:42 PM

Having a problem with my neighbors new computer I just built for her. The floppy drive which is a brand new Samsung doesn't seem to be working. When I click on the A: drive and I have tried this with *several* different disks it says "Please inserts disk in drive A:".

Motherboard is an Asus A7N8X-X with WindowsXP Pro. installed. Thanks for any help... maybe it needs a driver update?

Also, the floppy drive cable is installed correctly.

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February 3, 2004 1:24:13 AM

Does the light come on? Does it stay on, or go out?

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February 3, 2004 5:15:53 AM

probley have the cable reversed, simple mistake you can make when building PC

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February 3, 2004 4:14:07 PM

He says he's absolutely sure it's on the right way, usually when someone says that it's because the cable is keyed, but the floppy drive isn't. Or they matched the red stripe up on the same side as the CD-ROM drives.

Floppy drives should have the key facing downward, with the red stripe on the left as you face the rear of the drive (as opposed the IDE drives which have the red stripe on the right as you face the drive, and the key pointing upwards).

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February 3, 2004 6:41:19 PM

Quote:
He says he's absolutely sure it's on the right way

Where in the hell do you read that? He doesn't say anything about that atall!

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February 3, 2004 10:44:39 PM

Quote:
Also, the floppy drive cable is installed correctly.


He sounds like he's pretty sure of himself.

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February 4, 2004 5:08:13 AM

BLAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
Lite-On 52X
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/vivo 128mb 8x
Hitachi CML174
1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Cas2
February 4, 2004 7:04:41 PM

OMG! I guess I read through that post too quickly (twice :redface: )

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February 4, 2004 7:28:14 PM

lol i just had to post again that was hilarious...

"he's abosolutely sure it's on the right way"

"where in the hell do you read that?"

classic!

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
Lite-On 52X
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/vivo 128mb 8x
Hitachi CML174
1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Cas2
February 5, 2004 4:42:47 AM

Yeah. He must have edited the post after I replied. I can't believe I missed that :redface:

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February 5, 2004 6:40:24 AM

lol ok....... Does anyone ever use that Java Client chat? idn wtf im doing on it

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
Lite-On 52X
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/vivo 128mb 8x
Hitachi CML174
1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Cas2
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