Floppy disk drive not detected

  Boyonthehill 23:00 09 Sep 2004

I have recently updated my motherboard to an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, and it can't detect my floppy drive. I have made sure the cables are inserted correctly, and the light stays on continually, so I atleast know its receiving power - other than that everything's hunky dory, i just need the floppy drive :(

Thanks in advance,


  Night Ryder 23:06 09 Sep 2004

I've had this situation and if I understand you correctly, if the floppy drive light comes on and stays on constantly from bootup the data cable has been inserted at one end the wrong way round.

  Eargasm 23:09 09 Sep 2004

The cable is definately the wrong way round,the red stripe should be to pin 1 on the floppy drive.

  Boyonthehill 23:12 09 Sep 2004

Ok, I'll gice that a try tomorrow, although i'm sure i matched up the missing pins

  Boyonthehill 23:17 09 Sep 2004

Well that was the problem - i kinda had to guess, cos I was using asus cable which are just navy blue, no red stripe or anything...thanks a lot

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