Floppy not recognised on Windows 98 se system

  SEGT 23:22 08 Oct 03

Floppy Drive won't recognise disc.
My 'A' drive won't recognise when a disk is put into it. I have checked in the device manager and it says the floppy drive controller and generic floppy drive are functioning properly, but wqhen I try to read a disk I get a message saying load floppy. I bought a new floppy drive and tried it but the problem remains. Any ideas.

  woodchip 23:31 08 Oct 03

Have you checked it bios that it is enable, also set as first boot device followed by Hard Drive then CD-ROM

  woodchip 23:31 08 Oct 03

It could be a faulty cable

  Bramblerose 23:45 08 Oct 03

It may not be seated properly. I have a floppy drive that is too far back or forward - can't quite remember which... anyway, when the pc case is on, the floppy drive doesnt work, when I take the front of the case off... it does.

  DieSse 23:50 08 Oct 03

Does it work in DOS - can you boot from it and read data from it before you get to Windows?

  Ironman556 00:31 09 Oct 03

In addition to Bramblerose's post, try pushing the floppy firmly into the drive and holding it, I had one that wouldn't read until I did exactly that, formatted it and it works fine now.

You could try flipping the cable at the floppy drive end (but not on mobo). I had a Sony drive that worked fine, but when I swapped it for a Mitsumi got floppy fail's. Flipped the cable and now it's fine.

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