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Mason dixon

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« on: September 24, 2004, 12:52:18 AM »

Had a problem where when I went to format a floppy disk in my floppy drive and error message popped up and said no disk in drive. So i figured either my drive is bad or my floppy disk....i replaced both and still have the same problem. I have checked all my connections/wires and everything is in snug. I am trying to flash my bios so my board will accept a faster athlon xp chip. I have windows xp pro with SP2.....any ideas on what could be wrong?


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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 05:43:09 PM »

Check that the floppy flatcable is positioned the correct way. It depends on the brand of the floppy drive itself, but the red stripe on the cable should point to pin 1 on the motherboard connector, and either be pointing towards the power connector on the floppy drive (majority of drives) or be pointed away (Asian drives).

Also make sure that the floppy drive is enabled in the BIOS and that it is set to 1.44MB floppy, with the Floppy 3 Mode option disabled.

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