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#1 yethPC

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:50 AM

ive tried accessing floppy disk drive a couple of times before but it used to give an error message saying"insert floppy disk "
ive several new floppy diskettes but there must be a problem wth f disk drive.how will i resolve this?
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:45 AM

Could be a few things. Perhaps a connection is loose or the BIOS isn't reading it for some reason. More likely than not, it could just be a plain bad floppy drive. If I were you, I'd just go out and buy a floppy drive (you can get used ones at a local parts store pretty cheap) and put that one in and see if that works.

If not, then come back here and we'll go at it one step at a time.
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:19 AM

first , let me check if the bios is not reading it.but how can i do that?
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:18 AM

Are the discs formatted?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:52 PM

You should be able to go into the set-up screen right after the POST by hitting the Esc key (or F8, or whatever key the POST tells you to use, which is usually at the bottom). You have to be a little quick about it, though. Once you're in BIOS, you should be able to look up the status of your floppy drive.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:15 AM

sorry for the late reply.
I can see that bios can recognize the floppy disk drive.One time I chose to boot frm floppy to check if the pc can communicate with F disk the screen goes blank and black.No message at all.
Does this mean the problem is the F disk drive itself?I tried to uninstalll the driver and restarted and installed it once again to make it work but to no avail.Shall I try to update the driver?before trying to change the F disk drive?




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