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I removed the connections to my floppy drive and connected to another pc inordered to install some softwares as fdd of other pc was not working. Well after installing i restored connection to its original PC.
While booting up my original PC it showed , floppy drive fail.
I changed the power connection and put it otherway round.
It started recognising floppy drive but failes to read any thing from it.Even if i put any floppy and boot it , it does't bother and boots up in an normal way.
How can I solve the problem.?
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Question by:swadesh
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by:mcrider
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Check the cable connection between the motherboard and the drive...



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So you had the power connector on backwards!!?

The power supply connector provides 12 volt and 5 volt power on the different wires. If you flipped it, you just put 12 volts to circuits designed only to handle 5. The drive is almost certainly fried.

If not, check the floppy light. If it stays on all the time, it means your data cable is on backwards.

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by:revolws
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Swad..

Remove the fdd as you did before either with or without cable.  Try it in the system you used it on or another system and see if it works.  If so, get a magnifying glass and check the pins on your motherboard to make sure none are smashed down.  Also check the pins on the back of the floppy for the same problem.  If all is okay than you prob fried the floppy like Jeff said.  

Now, food for thought..  How come the floppy for the other system wasn't working.  Have seen motherboards that fried components after sustained usage because of power variations from the supply.
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by:scrounger
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RE bootup check bios is set to read A then C not C then A. Wont solve the problem but may help somewhere.
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by:tonnybrandt
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A long shot.
Check the bios setting for the floppy, it might default to 720Kb disc's.
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by:swadesh
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Your comments looks to be an answer to my question.
By putting power connection other way round, prob i have fried my floppy drivr but I will check this and will comeback if this is not the problem.


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by:pete2help
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The floppy connection is on backwards
turn on the pc if the floppy drive light stays on and does not go out. then the the floppy connection needs to be turn around.
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