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no win95 floppy

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3.5  floppy works in dos and safe mode but not in win95. it stopped working so i formatted hard drive and reinstalled windows - same problem! took base unit to shop and it worked perfectly. brought it home and same problem. could my mouse, keyboard, monitor or modem cause this?? no conflicts reported. help, please.
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Question by:sica
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by:hewittg
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Sica,
Can you tell us more about your system

Info below

Hope it helps.

Glenn

When a 32-bit Windows-based program is accessing one of the drives connected to the floppy disk drive controller, all other drives on the controller are unavailable
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by:RickHulshof
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Try ctrl alt del and end task everything except explorer and systray. then try the floppy. If it works then do the same except shutdown the items one by one and try - when you find the culprint them you can go from there and remove it from the MS-config. - Hope this works.
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by:bchew
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Do you have any yellow marks ("!" or "?") in device manager when you are booted in regular mode?  If so, what items are marked?

Bert
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by:compmania
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Sounds like the controller has a problem, check in device manager as bchew said and post what has a problem.
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by:robbal
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i am allmost sure you have an specific hardware related problem in your diskdrive. I have had it a few times that a floppy drive only worked under dos. You should have your floppy drive swapped!

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by:sica
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I have not tried a new floppy drive yet, but as it worked in DOS, safe mode and win95 when it was in the computer shop ( base unit only )I assumed the problem would be software based? It threw me when I re-installed Windows after formatting the hard drive and that didn't cure the problem. I have tried it when all peripherals were unplugged ( because it worked in the shop ), but no joy!
My computer is home built with a PC100 motherboard, built-in sound and video, internal modem, AMI bios. attatched are an Epsom 640 printer and a Microtek scanner, speakers and microphone. All standard stuff! The problem is irritating more than serious as I can  copy files to and from the floppy in safe mode. In fact, I find it most irritating that just when I think I am getting to grips with computing along comes another glitch that I don't understand !!!
Anyway, thanks for all the advice ( so far ).
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by:bchew
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Sica,

What did you find in Device Manager?  Please list ALL items with yellow or red icons in front of them.

Bert
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callebert earned 50 total points
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remove all programs from the startup group,
comment out the 'load=' statement in the ini files.

See if the drive works.

Start on of the programs loaded at startup.

See if the drives works.

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It's a lenghty process, but only die hard testing can reveal the conflicting software.
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