3.5" Floppy Drive won't read



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Slot I Chaintech 6ata2 motherboard. Cannot get the A: drive to read anything. It won't even boot to the A: drive with a clean system disk. System runs fine as long as I don't try the A: drive.

All cables and connections are in place. CMOS setup detects the A: drive. WinME system detects the floppy controller. SysInfo shows no conflicts - everything should work - but hit the enter button and the drive lights up, but the system freezes with the light on. Even bought a new 3.5" drive...but same results.

Am I missing something in CMOS? Bad floppy controller despite what the diagnostics say? Suggestions?