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Floppy Disk Error, Need HELP!

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#1 namagodai


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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

When I try to access a floppy disk I get this message "the floppy disk controller reported and error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver"

I also tried formatting the floppy disk but that wont work also. Can this be fixed? I need help.

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#2 pip22


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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:42 AM

First I would fit a new floppy drive before looking elsewhere. They are cheap and easy to fit. Makes sense to do that first.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:55 AM

Actually, I would try a known good floppy disc to see if the reader reads it.

If it doesn't, I would check the device manager and check the floppy disc controller and the floppy disc drive. Any Yellow or red exclamation marks or question marks?

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 08:48 PM

It could be the floppy drive or the floppy controller which is part of your motherboard (or the cable but that's unlikely). Cheapest option is to replace the floppy drive.

If it still doesn't work it's the controller and you need a new mobo to fix it - or you could just buy a pen drive and forget about floppies because their being phased out anyway. :thumbsup:

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