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Old 09-07-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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reinstalled floppy problems. I/O error.

I'm taking A+ classes and i removed my floppy drive and then reinstalled but i did so in a hurry. In my rush i forgot to reconnect the power cord to the drive and i booted into linux.

after reattaching the wires and putting them on in every way imaginable i still receive an I/O error when trying to access it.
i would greatly appreciate any help you could give me.

thank you!
Old 09-07-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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Post the exact error you get. just cuz you didnt hook up the power your should not get error after fixing it. Is the data cable hooked up correct?
Old 09-07-2003, 09:36 PM   #3
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I just attempted to boot my Linux box and now it wont even start. The moniter comes on but the green LED light on my box flickers and dies. So i guess this isn't a Linux problem anymore :-/
Thanks for trying to help but the cheep thing is shot. I got it for free after doing some work for a place called the electronic scriptorium. *shrugs* guess ill have to get a job and build my dream machine.


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