Floppy Drive stopped working

Hi All, Hope U can help. Recently I reverted back to ide cd rom & RW from a SCSI setup. After installing new drives, they were detected by windows ( XP Pro ). BUT after a disc was inserted mssg appeared "plz insert disc into * drive".
I did a system restore & all appeared to be OK. Then I tried to access floppy drive, I got same mssg, "plz insert disc into drive A". Device manager shows it OK. Whats wrong ?? plz Help
Stacky

  woodchip 16:19 02 Jan 04

Have a look in BIOS to make sure that all Floppy enabled

  spikeychris 16:20 02 Jan 04

Is the FDD light always on?

  spikeychris 16:20 02 Jan 04

Hello Colin.

Yes Mate,
Light is always on. Just as it is now.
Ideas ?? Thnx ppl

  spikeychris 16:31 02 Jan 04

Email from Stacky, "Hi M8.
Yes floppy light is always on. As it is now lol thnx"

Post to the forum so all can benifit, if the light is always on then theres something wrong. Have you removed the FDD? if so a light always on is an indication that the drive has been fitted incorrectly. Look at the 34-pin ribbon cable. The red stripe should go to pin 1 on the
FDD.

  Gongoozler 16:31 02 Jan 04

Light always on = cable connector reversed.

  spikeychris 16:32 02 Jan 04

Doh!

  woodchip 16:34 02 Jan 04

Hi Chris just about to got down for some grub, I have been on a while

LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks M8y.
Cheers Guys

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