installing floppy

  fredyflame 13:55 18 Feb 2005

is the red side of the cable No 1 and why does my pc not recognise any new drive
it did not have a floppy in from new
do I have to alter bios and how
keep pressing esc/del/f8 but just get alternative start up
running xp pro
pc 1 year old pentium 4

  BH34 14:02 18 Feb 2005
  Diemmess 14:54 18 Feb 2005

Look at the link you have been given first.

Red side usually to pin 1 but the cable is reversible, so what you do to one connection you must do the same at the other end.

That link also gives a list of possible keys to enter the BIOS ........ The Del key is the usual one to tap at, but must be used from the moment you switch on. It is too late once Windows starts to load.

  quack 15:09 18 Feb 2005

As a general rule the redline on the floppy cable will face the same way as the IDE cables on the motherboard and away from you when you plug into the floppy drive.

  fredyflame 19:31 18 Feb 2005

Cheers sorted

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