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Floopy Drive

alienyz
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I have installed a new floopy drive, it is a Mitsumi 1.44MB floopy drive.  When I got into windows 95, I can't read any floopy drive unless I format them, which is not what I have in mind.  Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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Commented:
Try switching to a standard floppy driver by:

1 Click on start, settings..., Control Panel
2 Double Click on System
3 On one of the tabs there is a list of hardware. Click on floppy drives.

delete the driver there, then close that window.
restart the computer
if the system detects the drive, go through the instructions
else Click on start, settings..., Control Panel
double click on add hardware...
click next twice
It should find your drive, otherwise go to Floppy drive in the list box
click on standard floppy drive, and follow the instructions

good luck!

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Commented:
ndnet, I did what you say, didn't work at all.  The floppy still wants to format every disk I put in it.  Sorry.

Commented:
Check your CMOS setup.  Is the correct floppy (1.44MB, 3.5") selected there?
Regards,
Ralph

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Commented:
yes, I checked my CMOS, it is set up right.

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alienyz,
1) Boot the computer into safe mode. (Press the F8 key when you see "Starting Windows95" message at startup.)
2) Go to Device Manager.  (Click Start button> Settings> Control Panel> System> Device Manager)
3) Click on "+" next to Disk Drives.
4) First highlight, and then remove any floppy drives listed.
5) Click on "+" next to Floppy disk controllers.
6) Highlight and remove anything listed there.
7) Shutdown Windows and reboot.

Does Windows correctly detect and install floppy drive upon restarting?
Ralph

Try booting from a disk, is the disks readable in DOS?

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Commented:
yes, I did what you told me to do rmarotta, however, it still wants to format everything on the disk before it reads it.  Windows detect the floppy drive and the controller, it ID the flopy drive as a NEC drive.  The disks aren't readable anywhere, I can't read it from dos or windows 95.
Thanks

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rmarotta, what an original answer. did you look at my rejected answer? If it didn't work in normal boot mode it wouldn't work in safe mode.

Commented:
Hey! I think it may be hardware.  Have you tried it in a different omputer ?  I have seen FDDs' that will only read media formatted in them - the Head was faulty - in another case - the IDE bus itself proved to be the fault.

Can you tell me a little aboout your hardware ??

Or easier still - have you tried a replacement ??

Commented:
Hey! I think it may be hardware.  Have you tried it in a different omputer ?  I have seen FDDs' that will only read media formatted in them - the Head was faulty - in another case - the IDE bus itself proved to be the fault.

Can you tell me a little aboout your hardware ??

Or easier still - have you tried a replacement ??
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Thanks for your help laercio.  I don't know how much trouble you have save me from.  Once again thanks.
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