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Floppy drive reading problem

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is it normal?

3 pc's. (A, B, C)

I write a file to a diskette in A.

B can read the file, But C comlains that there is no diskette in the drive.

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Question by:zolpo
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have you tried other disks in that drive?

If they give you the same problem, I suggest you replace the drive, they only cost around $6.=
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by:zolpo
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all floppy drives in all pc's work well
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by:proziath
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What you may have is a problem of alignment. Floppy drives are precision devices. It can be the case that Drive C's read/write heads are out  of alignment and will not be able to read floppies made in other drives. Simplest solution as LucF suggests is to get another floppy drive as they are cheap.

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by:MusicMan
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Certainly sounds like head alignment to me.
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first use a head cleaner floppy on all of the drive...

to check with alignment problem, try to format a floppy using drive c. if that one culd be read by c but not others, the problem is in alignment, but if c could not format or read , that drive is bad...change required.
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