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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 8:39 am:   

BIOS recognizes the floppy drive as does XP. But the light on the drive is always on. And with or without a floppy, XP will always prompt you to put a floppy in.

Anyway, the cable and ps are hooked up to the floppy. I have tried various setups in bios for the floppy with no success.

Pleasa helpa me!
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 10:11 am:   

Turn the floppy cable around and retest, The floppy LED always being on is indicative of a backward cable.
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 9:55 pm:   

I, experienced this same prob.recently, on my first pc build.thought i had fouled something .as rookies usually will,but turned out that ,the floppy mfr. did not have ,the typical notch,to orient cable,on drive. a local tech ,found the fault quick and,as a reseller he said,this is not uncommon.

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