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    Floppy disk drive problems!!!

    Ok just purchased a new sony floppy drive today and i just installed it,it shows up on my computer screen along with my other drives and its showing a green power light too,but when i insert a disk nothing happens also when i go into my computer screen and double click on the drive when there is a disk in it always says please insert a disk!!!!

    Any ideas on what the problem could be???

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    Strange that xp recognises the drive but not a floppy.

    Have you got a boot floppy? If so try booting up with that - that will indicate whether the problem is with windows or something more fundamental.

    *edit* I should have said - are you sure that the cable is the right way round on the motherboard and the drive itself? Is the floppy activity light constantly on? I know I've made that mistake a couple of times.
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    Well im using 2000 at the moment and no i aint got a boot floppy but trying to change over to xp but the problem is when i come to install xp and it says press F6 to add my sata drive drivers or whatever it is when i put the disk in it still says please insert disk

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    Ensure you have the cable installed correctly. One end in the mobo, and the connector with the "twist" on it into the floppy drive... the right way around (depends on the drive as to which way this might be.)
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    Yeah the cable is correct with the twist on the floppy drive also yes the green power light is constantly on

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    is the floppy drive controller enabled in the bios?

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    yup i just made sure of that now! also when i was in the bios i enabled boot up floppy seek and when i restarted it came up with a error saying floppy drive failed but yet again windows is still showing the drive! maybe my cable is faulty

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    possibly mate, check that the cable is sitting in the motherboard as well as some of them can be a brute to push in

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    If the light is always on that usually signifies the cable being on the wrong way around. I've done it many a time.
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    yep as kez says , you want the red line on the cable to the left on the floppy drive end and to the right of the notch hole on the mobo

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    lol!!!!!!!!! ok guys i hide my head in shame!!! what a noob i am yeah the cable connected to the floppy drive was round the wrong way just switched it around and its working just fine now! Thanks for all your help anyway next time i will be more carefull

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    Its easy to do. I did exactly that the first time I connected a FDD.

    I was gratefull that it still worked when I put it back the right way round

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester212
    lol!!!!!!!!! ok guys i hide my head in shame!!! what a noob i am yeah the cable connected to the floppy drive was round the wrong way just switched it around and its working just fine now! Thanks for all your help anyway next time i will be more carefull
    How do you think we all knew that was the problem? ...because we've all done it before.

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