Re: Floppy Disc Drive Problem
Given that Windows XP can no longer access that drive, it's unlikely that
the BIOS is where the problem lies. The braid cannot be fitted wrongly
unless he knowingly changed it, so it's probably a loose contact, a bad
cable or a damaged motherboard.
"Bernard Peek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> In message <email@example.com>, Nigel
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
> >I am trying to solve a problem on a Floppy Disc Drive Failure.
> >Using Windows-XP-Pro :
> >On startup of system if a disc was present it should state : please
> >remove system disc and press any key. - This doesn't happen.
> Take a look at the BIOS settings and make sure that the first boot
> device is the floppy.
> >1. When a floppy disc is inserted into the drive : Drive light and
> >locating clicks occur
> >2. In explorer when trying to view floppy message states 'Floppy Disc
> >not Formatted' when dsic has been corectly formatted.
> Replace the ribbon cable, make sure that it is fitted the right way
> round. Check the disk in another machine too.
> Bernard Peek
> London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author. Will work for money.