3 1/2 Floppy (A:/) Won't Work

By electricvoices
Sep 1, 2006
  1. I have had this problem with my current PC for quite some time now. In my device manager it shows that my A:/ Drive (for the 3 1/2 floppy) isn't installed. I took the PC apart & everything is connected fine. I tried restarting in safe mode & uninstalling the A:/ Drive & then reinstalling it through Windows, but that didn't work either. Anyone have a clue on this one?
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Buy a new one, same thing happened to me and the drive was toast.
  3. electricvoices

    electricvoices TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's awesome... freakin' things are obsolete anyways.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    A few possibilites spring to mind.

    The floppy drive is dead, or the floppy cable needs replacing, the floppy controller on your mobo is dead.

    If it`s a dead drive or a faulty cable, then it`s very cheap to remedy. If it turns out to be a dead floppy controller, there`s nothing you can do except change the mobo.

    Regards Howard :)
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