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dplucknett

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    Floppy Drive disk controller error
    « on: March 28, 2009, 09:52:22 PM »
    My floppy drive doesn't seem to be working - anyone know why?  The error I'm getting is:
    "The floppy disk controller reported an error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver."

    I haven't used my floppy drive for a while - only using it now because I'm trying to create a boot disk with BIOS updates.  Any ideas?  thanks!

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    Re: Floppy Drive disk controller error
    « Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 10:11:57 PM »
    Check your CMOS battery. (Take it out, test it with a volt meter, put it back.)
     Check the settings in the BIOS for the floppy drive type.
    Should be a 3.5 inch 1.44 MB drive.
    And look at your Floppies.
    Are thy all the same type? Cant you format an old floppy? 
    You may be trying to use floppies that are for a MAC, not a PC.
    Or, the floppy drive may have just gone bad.

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    Re: Floppy Drive disk controller error
    « Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 08:53:54 AM »
    And check the cabling...
    They are relatively cheap to replace.
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      Re: Floppy Drive disk controller error
      « Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 01:06:51 PM »
      thanks for the help!  I loaded a Windows update which fixed the problem if I use newer floppies.  It won't recognize the older floppies - Windows XP apparently doesn't work with some real old floppy disks.