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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 - 11:43 am:   

OK, I know this subject is very common, but I've never seen this case that's
happening to me. I've taken a old board for a Pentium100, and put almost
everything to work, except the floppy. I've tried everything I know, like
check the cables, change the cables, change the drive, change the disks
I was using, disable the onboard interface, put a offboard controller,
check the jumpers for A and B, and the effect is always the same: The computer
recognize the drive but when you enter DOS, it says: Drive not Ready. I
put the disks to boot, and they don't boot.
What hell is going on?

Rob (Robwalk)
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 - 12:46 pm:   

Have you tried the floppy on another computer to see if it works there or not. Just an idea.
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2001 - 12:13 am:   

Turn the floppy cable around , it's different to the others , 1 dos'nt go next to the power .
Make sure the bios boot is set to ac , not ca .
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2001 - 5:36 am:   

we are getting an error message with #40 while installing the floppy drive
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2001 - 3:02 pm:   


some things to look for:

1. floppy cable on backwards

2. check in bios (standard cmos setup?) to see
that the right floppy drive is selected

3. are you using a new or known good floppy cable

4. have you tried the floppy drive in another pc
to see if the problem is with the floppy drive

some thoughts

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