floppy drive lost.... win xp

  Chronos 12:45 12 Apr 2004

just gone to put some files on the floppy drive, and it is not there, have looked in control panel, no luck....the only drives showing in "my-computer" are "c" and "the cd drive" how can i get it back, it was there because i have used it in the past.


  Mankster 12:48 12 Apr 2004

check your ide cable and power connections,and also make sure its configured in the bios.
if that fails it may be broken

  Chronos 12:50 12 Apr 2004

hi, it is a laptop so checking the cable is a no go, but if it was broken would it not still show up? thanks

  Mankster 12:52 12 Apr 2004

check your bios and make sure floppy is enabled

  Chronos 13:19 12 Apr 2004

could someone explain how to check the bios thingy...thanks

  Rayuk 13:24 12 Apr 2004

Try pressing delete button when booting up.
What make and model laptop is it

  VoG II 13:26 12 Apr 2004

Some other keys to try if DEL won't work click here**&p_li=

  Mankster 13:29 12 Apr 2004

can you supply make and model of your laptop? and we will try to assist further.

  Chronos 13:46 12 Apr 2004

hi all, it is a dell inspiron 8200, i just tried pressing F2 and i go a message about a modular bay was not in right, what ever that might be..

  Chronos 14:00 12 Apr 2004

thank you all for the help, it is sorted, i noticed the drive was a bit loose, so in desperation, i gave it a shove it went in about a 1/16 of an inch, and the A drive all lit up..

another worry over, is it worth it ...

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