• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 199
  • Last Modified:

A:\ Drive Error

Hi,
Everytime I put a formatted floppy disk into my drive it asks me if I want to format it. Thinking it was a problem with my drive, I replaced it, but it still does the same thing. What could be the problem? Thanks, Neil
0
homersim
Asked:
homersim
1 Solution
 
spojCommented:
what is your operating system?
0
 
homersimAuthor Commented:
Its Windows95
0
 
homersimAuthor Commented:
Its Windows95
0
Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

 
homersimAuthor Commented:
Its Windows95
0
 
pwoolfordCommented:
If you format a floppy in your drive can you write to it and read it in another PC.
0
 
rbrCommented:
Check Your BIOS settings if the correct settings for A are entered.
0
 
rayt333Commented:
Are these floppies new or have they been formatted and files copied to them from another computer??
If they have files copied on them from another computer then that computer may have a problem with the head slightly out of alignment causing other FD to see the disk as not being formatted yet.
If they are new and you have replaced the Floppy with a new one then you may have a bad cable or FD controller
0
 
larrypaloozaCommented:
Experienced this recently.....

Put a hard drive in my computer that fit too tightly under my floppy.  A thing on the underside of the floppy spins.  Hard drive had inhibited the spinning.  Gooten Lucken.
0
 
craig_capelCommented:
Does it format the disks ok if you say yes format it? and then does it repeat the process if it formats it?

Yes i agree screwing it in too tightly does stop the disk drive from working... Also have you thought of changing the floppy disk cable? I know my machine sort of works with a few pins out of the motherboard (floppy made a weird buzzing noise until i put back in, knocked it fitting my cdrom drive) I think it may be the cable at fault.....
0
 
rjthorntonCommented:
I have also experienced a bad or loose cable causing such errors. I have also had dirt do but, since you just replace the drive we will rule that out. One other thing you might want to check is your bios, some bios have different setting for the modes that the floppy will support, mode 3 comes to mind as causing a problem or was it solving the problem. Check it out either way.
0
 
rayt333Commented:
rjthornton
While troubleshooting the problem please post only as comment, you are not new here so why the sudden posting as answer when it is at best a guess?? Please this does not help the user and locks the question out so more "experts" that may be able to help will not bother to even look at the question while it is locked.
0

Featured Post

Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now