built new system, bios won't read floppy

By noapology
Dec 24, 2006
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  1. everything seems to be connected ok. when computer boots, the Floppy drive light comes on, stays on. Bios won't read Fdrive. changed out the drive, same thing. Otherwise, system works fine.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,419   +217

    The floppy drive light staying on is usually the result of plugging in the data connector upside down. I did it myself on my first build. If the BIOS won't read the F drive, check the jumper setting. If it is an IDE drive (PATA), make sure you have set the master and slave settings correctly. Also, just to cover this base, make sure you have installed all motherboard drivers. If the device in question is a SATA drive, make sure the appropriate SATA/RAID drivers are also installed.
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