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« on: January 22, 2004, 03:05:26 PM »

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Usually i wouldnt care if my floppy disc drive aint working however seen as i have to install windows 98 (start up disc) i do care.The light on the floppy disc drive is constantly on but the computer doesnt read the drive at all even though it says its installed.any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2004, 04:25:11 PM »


A constant light on the floppy drive usually indicates that the ribbon cable is connected reversed at one end.

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004, 02:20:49 PM »

I have windows 98 system.56k memory.Nec monitor. Acer 56x hardrive. Why does my floppy disc not work when it is inserted into system? No light or error message .
It has worked previously in the past. Does it not supposed to work by itself when it is inserted or do I have to go to a place to activate it? It is a disc that already has info on it that I would like to retrieve.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2004, 05:54:55 PM »

you could try buying a replacment floppy drive they are about a tenner from Pc World

if that dosnt work try getting an external one - about �£30 - N.B the external one wont work in MS-DOS so you can only use it in windows itself.
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