Floppy not recognized

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ralph Mazza, May 31, 2006.

  1. Ralph Mazza

    Ralph Mazza Guest

    I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more. I swapped the drive for another, did the same
    with the cable, but it still doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update program wants to
    create a floppy. If you think there is a solution in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    awfully confused in there. Thanks.

    Ralph Mazza
    Ralph Mazza, May 31, 2006
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  2. Ralph Mazza

    beenthere Guest

    "Ralph Mazza" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more.
    >I swapped the drive for another, did the same with the cable, but it still
    >doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update
    >program wants to create a floppy. If you think there is a solution in the
    >CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get awfully
    >confused in there. Thanks.
    >
    > Ralph Mazza

    As you start your machine, press Del button.
    That should take you into the BIOS.
    The page you are looking for, is where your device order is.
    You`ll have something like, First boot device, Second boot device etc.
    Very often the boot device order is CD, Floppy, HD.
    Change the order, so that it is
    1. Floppy
    2. HD
    3. CD
    If you make a note of the existing order, you can revert it, if you wish.
    Don`t forget to Save the BIOS settings when you`ve finished.
    beenthere, May 31, 2006
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  3. Ralph Mazza

    Guest

    "Ralph Mazza" <> wrote:

    |>I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more. I swapped the drive for another, did the same
    |>with the cable, but it still doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update program wants to
    |>create a floppy. If you think there is a solution in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    |>awfully confused in there. Thanks.
    |>
    |>Ralph Mazza

    Does the floppy light stay on all the time?
    If so your cable is backwards; happens all the time.

    Remove cable from floppy turn 180, plug it back in.

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  4. Ralph Mazza

    FML Guest

    Ralph Mazza wrote:
    > I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any
    > more.


    Take Viagra!
    FML, May 31, 2006
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  5. Ralph Mazza

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Wed, 31 May 2006 13:43:11 -0400, "Ralph Mazza"
    <> wrote:

    >I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more. I swapped the drive for another, did the same
    >with the cable, but it still doesn't work.


    Did you make sure to observe the correc pin configuration - ie pin 1
    on the Mother board to pin one on the cable?


    >I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update program wants to create a floppy.


    You should never update your BIOS unless you are confident with doing
    so, and have a reason to.

    >If you think there is a solution in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    >awfully confused in there. Thanks.


    There probably is a flopopy setting, BIOS's are different from
    computer to computer.
    Evan Platt, May 31, 2006
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  6. Ralph Mazza

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Wed, 31 May 2006 13:43:11 -0400, Ralph Mazza wrote:

    > I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more.
    > I swapped the drive for another, did the same with the cable, but it still
    > doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS
    > update program wants to create a floppy. If you think there is a solution
    > in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    > awfully confused in there. Thanks.
    >
    > Ralph Mazza


    No solution to fix a dead floppy in CMOS unless you changed something.
    make sure the cable is installed correctly and that you've swapped it for
    a working drive.

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    Meat Plow, May 31, 2006
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  7. Ralph Mazza

    Plato Guest

    Ralph Mazza wrote:
    >
    > I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more. I swapped the drive for another, did the same
    > with the cable, but it still doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update program wants to
    > create a floppy. If you think there is a solution in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    > awfully confused in there. Thanks.


    If the floppy drive has failed to work after NOT using it in a while.
    Two things may be happening. First, the drive may really need a
    cleaning. Second, if not cleaned then then a disk you put in may
    contaminate an even brand new drive.


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    Plato, Jun 1, 2006
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  8. Ralph Mazza

    Guest

    wrote:

    |> "Ralph Mazza" <> wrote:
    |>
    |>|>I don't know when or how this began, but my floppy doesn't work any more. I swapped the drive for another, did the same
    |>|>with the cable, but it still doesn't work. I thought about updating the BIOS, but the Intel BIOS update program wants to
    |>|>create a floppy. If you think there is a solution in the CMOS settings, please be specific about what to change. I get
    |>|>awfully confused in there. Thanks.
    |>|>
    |>|>Ralph Mazza

    |>Does the floppy light stay on all the time?
    |>If so your cable is backwards; happens all the time.

    |>Remove cable from floppy turn 180, plug it back in.

    E:Mailed to me, I get some right :)

    "Yes it does. The numbers matched on the motherboard end of the cable
    , so I turned the device end of the cable 180° as you
    suggested. It looks wrong, i.e., the red strand is on the inside,
    rather than on the outside, like the hard drives, but
    now the sucker works. Thanks very much."

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    , Jun 2, 2006
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