gone floppy!

  007al 19:49 12 Aug 2005

hi,my floppy is not showing up in my computer.
it says its working ok in device manager,but i cant send anything to it and it wont read anything i put in it.
all connections are ok.
also(off topic),i`ve seen motherboards advertised with no backplates at cheeper prices.can i modify another one to fit or can it be used without one?

  woodchip 20:00 12 Aug 2005

check ribbon cable with a new one

  Belatucadrus 20:01 12 Aug 2005

Check in BIOS that drive A is set as 1.4 Mb 3.5".

  DieSse 00:40 13 Aug 2005

If Device Manager says it's there as the correct type - then it's very likelt faulty. They cost absolute peanuts to replace.

Check the cables first though.

PS - The fact that Device Manager says it's OK means very little - just that it's actually been detected, and the software to run it appears OK. There is no test actually run on the drive at any point.

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