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Old 06-22-2004, 11:27 PM   #1
teken
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Question Floppy disk(s) fail (40)


my floppy drive fails when I boot my computer.
I had to pull my hard disk to get information off of it earlyer today and disconnected my floppy drive (1.44 mb disk drive) I've tryed to reconnect the cables several times.
got anytips ?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 02:59 AM   #2
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On some floppy drives it's possible to connect the cable the wrong way, especially if the connector has no "nose".

Another point, is it allowed to boot in the BIOS ?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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If the floppy light is staying on, the cable is reversed.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:52 AM   #4
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Please tell me you didn't plug it in while the computer was running...
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:20 AM   #5
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good lord no! that would fry the thing.
I unplug the computer before I work on it. then I ground it and let it set for about 30 seconds.



I get the harddrive to load fine. its just the floppy drive.
Cd rom works well too.

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:39 PM   #6
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If you are using a dual floppy cable, are you hooking it up before or after the twist? Whichever one it's on is usually the wrong one when I build a machine.

I've given up even installing floppies on machines now that I've got my 128M data stick...

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:45 PM   #7
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yeah my cable is a dual plug-in but I use the plug all the way at the end, thanks for the Idea thought I'll keep you posted if I figure it out.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 08:56 PM   #8
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got it. it was that the cable was in backward
Thanks for all the help guys, its appreciated
 
  


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