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  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Unhappy System won't recognize floppy disk when inserted

    I have had a problem with 2 ASUS based systems loosing the ability to detect or read from a floppy inserted in drive A. It has occurred on my A7V266e and now on my A7N8X.

    Both of these problems have occurred under Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I have eliminated the drive and cables by installing 3 known good floppy drives and other known good cables.

    Device manager shows the drive to be working properly. The activity light comes on during boot up and then goes out. When I try to access the drive from Windows Explorer the activity light comes on and shortly thereafter I get a message "Please insert a disk in drive A". It will not boot from a bootable floppy.

    I fixed the problem once by removing all of the cards on the PCI bus except for the Santa Cruz sound card. I then cleared the CMOS, reinstalled the battery and reset my BIOS back up. I then had a good floppy drive again. That procedure has not worked this time.

    Thinking it might be XP related I formatted my C-drive and installed a fresh copy of XP but I still did not have a drive that would recognized a disk when inserted.

    I have also tried swapping out power supplies with no help. I have run out of ideas. Help please!!!

    Other details of my systems,

    A7V266e (first system this problem occurred on)
    CPU: AMD T-Bird 1.4 - 266
    256 MB PC2100
    30 GB IBM ATA 100 HD
    80 GB IBM ATA 100 HD
    Leadtek GEForce 2 MX SH 64MB video card
    350 watt power supply
    Santa Cruz sound card
    Netgear FM114P wireless router
    ATI TV tuner
    Pinnacle DV500 DVD Plus
    Adaptec USB 2.0 strip

    A7N8X (present system problem has occurred on)
    CPU: AMD XP 2400
    256 MB PC2100
    40 GB WD ATA 100 HD
    80 GB IBM ATA 100 HD
    Leadtek GEForce 2 MX SH 64MB video card
    400 watt power supply
    Santa Cruz sound card
    Netgear FM114P wireless router
    ATI TV tuner
    Pinnacle DV500 DVD Plus
    Adaptec USB 2.0 strip

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
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    If applicable,
    Check CMOS menu settings for floppy drives...
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
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    same problem

    i'm having the same problem and already gone through the above steps in order to fix it. any thoughts?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
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    Canada
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    stupid question,
    are you sure you connected it prop?

  5. #5
    Join Date
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    Location
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    Change the floppy drive. If you have elminated everything else it stands to reason that your drive has an intermittent fault. This is not unheard of. Your rumbling around in the case changing CMOS batteries etc probably nudged it enough to work (albeit briefly) the first time you had such issues.
    AMD Mobile 2500+
    A7N8X Deluxe rev2.0
    1GB Corsair XMS PC2700
    GeCube Radeon 9800 Pro
    Seagate SATA 80GB
    2xSegate 160GB in RAID0

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