Drive A not being recognized

Posted on 2000-01-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Using Notebook laptop with Windows NT.  Took floppy drive out to give to coworker whose failed, and was going on a trip.  Got another floppy drive. Put it in. Turned computer off, then on, and rebooted.  Explorer does not "see" drive A (!?). In "control panel", "devices", highlight "floppy", get: "Error 0005; access is denied".  What do I do now? Please help. -- Norm
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ID: 2353835
On bootup: Control-Alt-S gets me into the BIOS setup, where, under "Devices" I find: "Floppy Drive A = LS120 or ZIP100".

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1cell earned 200 total points
ID: 2353858
If this is a standard floppy, you have diagnosed your own problem.  The floppy drive a: needs to be set as 3.5" 1.44MB floppy.  An LS-120 and ZIP100 are both IDE devices like hard drives and CD-ROMS where as the floppy is on a different type of controller.

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ID: 2353960

(1) I wasn't familiar with those nomenclatures.  The world is swamped with appreviations and acronyms, and nobody knows everything.

(2) After I posted the question, I found out that somebody last night temporarily put in a ZIP drive, and didn't restore the BIOS settings when he was done, (and of course didn't tell me).  Explains why the settings were incorrect.

Again - many thanks - Norm.

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