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    SN25P and Floppy - Windows setup not recognizing it!

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    Well I have my SN25P all set up with a floppy because I'm trying to set it up with RAID 0. I've set up the array fine, but when I load windows and hit F6 and it prompts me to hit enter to load the drivers, it doesnt seem to access the floppy

    In the bios however it shows Drive A as a 1.44m 3.5 Floppy..so I think (a) its getting power and (b) its connected properly to the mother board.

    Is there an ALTERNATE way to load the drivers?

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    You sure youve enabled the floppy drive in the bios? does it seem to read when you put the disk in?
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    jmattos, motherboards have a setting in the BIOS for what kind of floppy is in the machine (3.5" 1.44Mb or 720k or whatever), but that doesn't mean that it's been detected, it's just a setting. Sounds daft, but are you SURE you've got the floppy cable in the right way round?

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    1 Are you sure the drive works (do can you try another one?)
    2 can you try a different power cable
    3 ... can you try a different data cable
    4 I have a cheap drive, if I'm not careful it is possible to put the power and data cables in upside down. Make sure the red of the power and data cables are next to each other then check the manual for the motherboard pin 1 on the M/B connecter wants to be the 'red' of the data cable.

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    I think you might be right. I finally got it working with a USB floppy, but after that, I suspect I'll find the floppy wont work. I'll check the cables once the winxp install is all done.


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    same problem

    Hi its not a power cable problem, i have the same issue. I even bought a new floppydrive including new cables..
    Maybe a bios update could solve this, im going to try this tonight.

    I do have a question jmattos, did you USB floppy drive worked under the windows xp installation???, could you load the raid drivers with it?? as im trying to install my raid 0 drives to.

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    Last edited by species_5618; 22-02-2007 at 07:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by species_5618 View Post
    Hi its not a power cable problem, i have the same issue. I even bought a new floppydrive including new cables..
    Maybe a bios update could solve this, im going to try this tonight.

    I do have a question jmattos, did you USB floppy drive worked under the windows xp installation???, could you load the raid drivers with it?? as im trying to install my raid 0 drives to.

    grt species 5618
    Yes, I used a usb floppy drive and it worked fine.. .though what a pain in the ass! Lately ive been having a problem where the system freezes on booting and ive found the problem is to open up the chassis and re-seat the cables for the hard drives which clears it up.

    scary.

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by jmattos View Post
    Yes, I used a usb floppy drive and it worked fine.. .though what a pain in the ass! Lately ive been having a problem where the system freezes on booting and ive found the problem is to open up the chassis and re-seat the cables for the hard drives which clears it up.

    scary.
    thanks, and it worked. I only can not use raid 0 under windows x64, as at some point in the installation it just keep asking for the drivers which are in the floppy, but its not accepting then annymore..... strange...

    Neverthereless, its works like a charm under xp 32 bit, fast stable..nice.

    I just have 1 strange issue since lastnight. If i power down the shuttel, windows xp will shutdown but the shuttel keeps running, just like in the old days where you had the power the pc off you self. its this odd?

    grt species 5618

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    plug the data cable the other way around and see whether that makes a difference as belive it or not plugging in the floppy cable back to front can stop it working, it has done in my experience.

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    found it

    found the problem on a other form. i had to update mu nvidia driver to the latest version. I running like a rock now... pff finaly

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