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Win98 New Computer Build with FDD's

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#1 KLund1


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:43 PM

HI all

  I built a 98 machine so that I can read/write 360K 5.25" and 3.5" floppy disks.

But I can only access the FD at the end of the floppy ribbon cable.

In the BIOS I can select drive A and B to the as active and to the correct  capacity.

But when I boot to WIn 98SE WIndows Explorer only sees the drive and the end of the cable. 

I have swaps drive position. No differance. I have removed the FDD driver from Device Manager and rebooted, but get the same result.

I have tested both drives and they are in good working order. The 5.25" has jumpers. I have selected each jumper setting, reboot, no change.

The documantation for my MB 'says' that it can have 2 FDD attached. But it doesn't seem to be the case.

This is driving me nuts, I can't fiigure this out.

Any suggestions?


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:15 PM

What is the model number of each drive? The drive on the end of the cable is usually jumpered as Master and the drive in the middle of the cable would be jumpered as Slave.


You are using a cable similar to this, correct?

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