Floppy Drive Error

By michael_keen ยท 4 replies
Feb 25, 2006
  1. Could any body help me on this problem?.I have recently put together a computer and whe I start up machine a message comes up

    Serial_ch 0 Master: No Device
    Serial_ch 1 Master: No Device

    A: Drive Error
    Press F1 To Resume

    Then after pressing F1 Windows loads up everything ok except floppy drive does not work. I've tried another floppy drive and get exactly the same response. if I turn cable round the light is on all the time so I have the cable in correct I do not know what to try next.This is the first time trying to build my own computer.

    Look forward to hearing a response

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Try turning off floppy seek at bootup (some BIOS have this option).
  3. michael_keen

    michael_keen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Turning off floppy seek helps. it does not show on start up now but the drive still does not work.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    try a different cable, then a different drive.
  5. michael_keen

    michael_keen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Floppy Drive Problem

    thanks to all for your help in this problem I had, I went out today and purchased another one and it works perfectly.Seems strange I purchased 2 and both were faulty.

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