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floppy drive problem

I installed a hard drive and floppy drive into a 233 mhz computer.Both were previously installed in another computer and all files were left on the hard drive.I can't get the floppy drive to work.Checking ribbon cable connections show it is hooked up properly.Device manager shows it is working also but when you try to access the drive it does nothing for several minutes and then a box pops up saying drive not ready.This same drive was working in the computer I removed it from.I am stuck.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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cland2
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satwaCommented:
Go into BIOS(CMOS SETUP) and make sure that the floppy
drive is correctly identified.  For example, if it is a 3 1/2"
1.44MB Floppy drive make sure that it is listed as such.

ARE YOU USING THE SAME FLOPPY CABLE THAT IT WAS USING
ON THE OTHER COMPUTER?

iF NOT HOOK IT UP WITH THE SAME CABLE.
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clo1Commented:
I have the same problem few days ago when I was assembling the system for my client, I found out some of the floppy drive can work on this system but not that system. Finally I found out you can try to twist the "red strip" of the data cable not to facing the power supplie. Because some of the floppy is strange. Donno why. Hope this help !!!
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mark2150Commented:
You may have the cable installed right at the floppy but reversed at the MB!

Have occassionally found cables that were mis-assembled.

Does drive seek at boot? Is drive busy light on at all times? Is *POWER CABLE* connected?

Is FDC enabled in BIOS?

Is Floppy type set correct in BIOS?

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