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Floppy Drive

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#1 imortal


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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:26 PM

i just reinstalled windows xp and my floppy drive light is always on and when i boot my pc it says floppy boot disc failure any idea how i can fix this problem

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:59 PM

Sounds to me like the floppy cable is installed backwards. Reverse it and see if that doesn't clear up the problem.If it doesn't then your floppy drive could be shot.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:03 AM

Ok yes, it's possible that the floppy cable is reversed, however the problem could also be a problem with how it's set up in CMOS, if it's set up as a drive that it's not, it will do the same thing, make sure that it's correct. I believe the most common is 1.4 mb and 3 1/2 inches

Edited by Gyro, 28 September 2006 - 12:03 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 05:46 PM

I, personally, have given up on floppy drives and WindowsXP - just too darned much trouble.

The solution is a USB floppy drive (about $20 if you look around).
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