floppy drive not recognised

  Roland Butter 13:45 28 Mar 2005
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just installed floppy drive - not replacement. PC does not acknowledge disk when inserted. I have added A drive to bios. Devices/driver says all ok.
Any ideas?

  Arnie 14:42 28 Mar 2005

Roland. Are you sure you have not reversed the floppy lead?

Normally there is a red marker running down the lead. This should connect to pin 1 on the floppy.

If it has been reversed, normally no damage will be caused to the floppy drive.

Arnie.

  Roland Butter 15:41 28 Mar 2005

has not been reversed. it has a lug on one side so cannot be swapped round

  great1 15:57 28 Mar 2005

Is the activity light on the floppy drive on continuous?

  Arnie 10:31 30 Mar 2005

Hello again Roland.

Go back into your BIOS and check the following.

First boot device floppy.

Second boot device (0).

Other than this and my previous suggestion, I must leave it to our more knowledgeable members out there.

Arnie.

  Arnie 10:32 30 Mar 2005

Hello again Roland.

Go back into your BIOS and check the following.

First boot device floppy.

Second boot device (0).

Other than this and my previous suggestion, I must leave it to our more knowledgeable members out there.

Arnie.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:33 30 Mar 2005

Bios --- Enable FDC controller

Windows --- check for driver in device manager.

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