urgent-- Floppy Drives Dead --urgent
Posted on 2002-06-15
My computer seems to have a floppy problem. Either i'm consistantly plugging somthing in wrong or it hates floppy drives.
I'm having harddrive problems so I need to do a factory level format of my drive (Western Digital="write 0s"). The tools to do this are on a floppy disk. I boot using my Win98 CD-ROM. I then choose to boot to the DOS prompt instead of starting setup. I then change the prompt to the floppy drive. The light on the drive turns on and it starts to make noise. Then i get the message that it's an invalid volume, or somthing like that. This problem has been here for a while, when i had windows working, if i opened the floppy drive from "my computer" it would seek and then say that Drive A was invalid.
Could you please direct me as to several possible solutions to this problem (BIOS setting, cable plugging, etc.) I really need my harddrive back today, and i can't do that without a floppy drive. I am not near a store so i can't go buy a CD-RW for my laptop or somthing that would let me put the tools on a CD.
I've tried this with different cables, so I doubt that is the issue. In case it's a BIOS or hardware problem, I have an Iwill KA266-R v1.3 motherboard with an Award BIOS.