Floppy drive don't want to work

March 31, 2012 at 11:31:48
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I have tried to connect floppy to my MSI KT4 ULTRA but it dont show up in windows either it can't be bootet. I've checked it on another PC and it surely works. Cable is connected properly(twisted side to drive) LED it blinks on booting so I assume that power is also on. In BIOS I've tried to set it as A drive but got A drive error, so it's set as B drive but it don't show up in Windows. Anyone who could give some advice please? :)

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#1
March 31, 2012 at 11:59:35
if it shows up in bios then when ur in windows go to device manager and check if there are any marks next to floppy drives
to go to device manager click on start then run then type devmgmt.msc
if there is a mark then u shld install a driver to the floppy drive its best to let windows install it itself.
when u tried it in another pc what cables did u use; the same cables as ur pc or different cables?

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#2
April 1, 2012 at 01:34:04
If it's being seen as the B: drive that usually means you've got a cable with two drive connectors and it's hooked up to the wrong one.

Also make sure the floppy controller is enabled in bios setup.


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#3
April 1, 2012 at 04:41:07
Dave: Never seen a floppy cable with two connectors, this is not an IDE set up.

Age: You usually do not set it up drive letter in BIOS, Windows should do that itself. If it is recognized in BIOS the put it in boot order (usually first) unless you do not want it bootable, and let Windows set it up. If there is an issue within Windows try updating system/motherboard drivers and restarting.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
April 1, 2012 at 07:04:18
"Never seen a floppy cable with two connectors"

I've got a box full of them. Both types are shown:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/syste...

http://www.cablesdirect.com/prodima...


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#5
April 1, 2012 at 16:18:38
riider: I guess by the time I started messing with them (Win95) you rarely booted using floppy anymore and hard drives were more reliable and larger so a single floppy was enough for all of my machines and have never seen a multiple floppy cable, just IDE ones.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
April 1, 2012 at 20:29:55
Floppy cables usually came with two connectors, the twist in the cable is what determined what drive was A or B. and it wasn't Windows that determined the drive letter. DOS and other OS's were around before Windows and it needed a way to provide diffent drive letters.

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