Missing floppy disk drive

  001 15:06 19 Feb 2004

My floppy disk drive has dissapeared from "My Computer" but according to Device Manager it is workin properly. As I am nowunable to use the drive can anyone think of a reason for this.
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  anon1 15:17 19 Feb 2004

can you see it with the windows explorer?

  Stuartli 15:18 19 Feb 2004

You should NOT use your e-mail address seeking solutions - the idea of the forum is for members to offer advice if possible and for others to add to their knowledge.

You are also liable to receive masses of spam as a result; that would not be the fault of PCA.

My son, an IT specialist, once told me that 95 per cent of FDD problems were due to a damaged, faulty or not properly connected lead(s).

  blakus 16:57 19 Feb 2004

i have exactly the same problem on my laptop, soI don't think its a connection fault.

  Stuartli 17:06 19 Feb 2004

Go into Safe Mode and then Device Manager - if the drive is still listed then it is a faulty lead or connection.

I had the same problem with my DVD-ROM and rewriter drives a few months ago and spent quite a while trying to solve it.

It eventually transpired that, whilst trying to improve the case's air flow a day or so earlier, I had slightly dislodged the secondary IDE cable to the joint connection on the motherboard.

When pushed in everything was back to nromal and, yes, I had checked as much as I could leads wise....

  dth 17:23 19 Feb 2004

try deleting the entry under device manager and restating your p/c - to see if it sorts itself out

  001 19:15 19 Feb 2004

Many thanks for the tremendous response, I am trying all the suggestions.

  001 11:03 20 Feb 2004

Reply to anon1, no it doesn`t show in windows explorer, does this mean anything?

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