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floppy drive not working

By hrfcdw
Jun 20, 2006
  1. i just had a new motherboard installed and now when i try to use my floppy disk it says please insert a disk into drive A. any thoughts?
     
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    make sure you pluged in all the wires, power and data, and also make sure that you have 3 1\2 flopy enabled in bios
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    make sure the floppy cable is connected correctly, it is very easy to hook it up the wrong way.
     
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

    If you can see the small writing on the MB, the red line on the cable ALWAYS
    goes to the #1 spot on the motherboard connector plug. That way you know it's in the right way.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Check that the floppy disk is good. They like to fail A LOT.

    I have destroyed 3 floppies in 2 days!
     
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