Hi, i have just brought a new floppy drive thinking other was broke but i still got same problem,it doesnt show up in device manager or in my computer i can click on make rescue disk and it tells me that it isnt a floppy drive ,or it is mapped as a network drive? i looked in bios and it shows there ok just cant get anything to read it in windows 98se,floppy disc controller is there in device manager but no drive,i tried removing controller it finds it again but not the drive im stummped anyone ?
Agree with Simon7063. The floppy drive is a little confusing because the connection is different to your other drives. IE the red line on the IDE cable should be on the far side as you look at it. With your other drives, it is on the side nearest to you. j.
I have checked leads and they are all correct there is power to drive as windows checks it on boot and green light comes on,there is no A drive showing in my computer,and no floppy only hd showing in device manager,im confused why it would say it was mapped as a network drive when i click create start up disk in add/remove programs dont know what that is or how to map 1.
From what you say it seems that the power lead is OK, and the ribbon cable is on the correct way round. Only other thing I can suggest is, try a new cable, the one you have may have developed a fault. maybe one of the wires broken. j.
I tried that this morning but i cant set it as boot drive in bios it says it detects a floppy in there but i cant select it i can set all others hdd/cd rom's but not floppy but if i go to a ms-dos promt or restart in dos i can change drive letter to A but it keeps saying invalid drive if i tried to read a floppy from it.