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Floppy Drive Not Recognised

By DonEvco
Aug 19, 2005
  1. <My Computer> does not display an A: drive.
    Ihave an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
    I connected another (used) floppy drive, noticed that the LED was on, realized that I had used the second connector. Reconnected to the first connector. Still no A:

    Device Manager says the standard floppy disk controller is working properly: does this rule out a Motherboard problem?
    Two bad drives seems improbable, since they are not used much. Maybe the cable is bad.

    Anybody have other ideas?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe you plugged the cable in the wrong way. The red wire goes next to pin #1 on the connector. And yes, you may have a bad floppy cable. You could try connecting the drive to the middle connector and changing BIOS settings accordingly (tell it that you have floppy drive B and no A).
     
  3. DonEvco

    DonEvco TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cable Connection

    There is no pin labiing on the drive. I assumed that the #1 is closest to the power connector. I also remember from another post that if the drive is connected wrong, the LED is on constantly.

    I'll try the BIOS change B: and no A:
     
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