DVD-ROM showing up as Floppy Disk

Acpi / Hal
March 18, 2009 at 08:40:41
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64x2/ 2.2G/1Gram

DVD-ROM showing up as Floppy Disk

I have a DVD-ROM installed.
I do not have a Floppy Disk installed

My PC does not see the DVD but tells me that there is a FD and it's OK

I have 2 internal hard drives and 3 external hard drives with a total of 1.5TB of memory
I also have a CD drive and two CD RW drives internal.


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#1
March 18, 2009 at 11:00:23
First of all the hard drives contain storage space, not memory. Your system also has memory which is a totally different animal.

The issue you posted about may be two separate issues. Boot into the BIOS screens and look to see if you have a floppy drive configured on the drives screen. If so, disable it. Some card readers are also floppy drives.

Now, watch the POST screens at startup. ALL your hard and optical drives should be identified by model and capacity in those screens.

If you don't see any POST screens then disable fast boot and all logos in the BIOS screens.


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#2
March 18, 2009 at 11:36:07
Why would you need 4 optical drives?

EEOC


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#3
March 18, 2009 at 21:55:35
How are all the internal drives attached? Seems like quite a few drives to all be connected to the on-board controllers. If you have any of the cd devices attached to an ATA card that may be the reason. Some of those cards don't work well with optical devices.

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#4
March 19, 2009 at 05:29:35
I would like to see a clarification on the number of drives myself. Combination drives may be listed twice.

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#5
March 25, 2009 at 09:06:08
I have two internal hard drives, one cdrom drive, two cd r/w drives and a dvd drive.

I have three external hard drives.

I don't know how they are connected inside but my device manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
shows
2 Primary IDE Channels
2 Secondary IDE Channels
1 VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
1 VIA Serial ATA Controller

USB shows
4 VIA USB Controllers
1 Enhanced USB Controller
5 USB Root Hubs
3 USB mass storage
2 USB Printing

System devices show
13 VIA Bridges and BRIDGE CONTROLLERS

1 VIA SCSI/RAID Controller

1 VIA Rhine Ethernet Controller
1 Floppy controller


The PC does not see the DVD drive but does see a Floppy which is not installed


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#6
March 25, 2009 at 09:19:38
If the original post was referring to the listing in #5 for 1 floppy controller then that is showing because you evidently have enabled a selection in the BIOS settings for a floppy drive even if you don't actually have one installed.

I also asked you if you have a card reader installed. Some bay mounted card readers may also be floppy drives.

As far as the type of drive interfaces goes you must have something connected to the SATA controller. Probably a hard drive.

The VIA IDE controller is not another IDE controller, just the chip that the 4 IDE devices are operating under.

As far as the DVD drive that you say isn't seen goes, is that drive working properly? Is it connnected to a wide ribbon type cable?


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#7
March 25, 2009 at 11:37:10
You say the DVD is showing up as a floppy drive. Are you sure? If you put a disk in it does it show your a: drive with a disk in it?

Going back to OtheHill's first post, I'm thinking you have a phantom floppy drive and a missing DVD drive--two events that may not be related.


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#8
March 30, 2009 at 20:15:40
You say the DVD is showing up as a floppy drive. Are you sure? If you put a disk in it does it show your a: drive with a disk in it?

Going back to OtheHill's first post, I'm thinking you have a phantom floppy drive and a missing DVD drive--two events that may not be related.

That is apparently what is happening. If I put a disk in, it revs up but shows nothing. The dvd does not show anywhere.

There is no floppy and the floppy is disabled in bios.

I suppose I will have to open the case and look around.


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#9
March 30, 2009 at 22:17:37
You might check in device manager and see if the floppy drive is showing there. If so you can delete it. It may reinstall on next boot but then, maybe it won't.

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