'A' Drive not working

My 'A' drive all of a sudden has stopped working. I have checked all connections and they are fine and it doesn't even stop if I have a floppy in there whilst starting up. Any suggestions?

  john-232317 20:25 09 Feb 2004

As you have tried the connections etc
put a new one in, they are not expensive.

Thanks for that rather obvious suggestion!!

  Billy911 08:33 10 Feb 2004

Check the Device manager for any problems and also the BIOS settings to see if it is disabled or startup sequence has changed (ie HDD first, CD, floppy etc.).

  Stuartli 09:04 10 Feb 2004

It's not an obvious suggestion in any manner or form.

The vast majority of floppy drive "failures" is due to a damaged or faulty lead(s).

  Gongoozler 09:43 10 Feb 2004

Assuming the power is getting to the drive, it has to be the motherboard, the floppy drive or the cable. The most common cause of this problem is a failed drive. As a new one is available for about £5 click here then after checking the connections this is the sensible way to go.

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