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Post 3+ Months Ago

how do you scan your a drive when you have windows xp professional aon your computer? the light on the floppy drive stays on but it does not work the computer says it does can anyone help me :shock:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What do you mean 'how do you scan your a drive' ?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Could be the cable on the Floppy Drive isn't plugged in correctly.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

This is the quick and dirty way to fix it (without going into Bios)
right click on MY COMPUTER,select properties, Hardware ,Device
Manager , Double click on Floppy Disk Drives,then when the same,
appears underneth that one ,Right click on it ,and select UNINSTAL,
the the OKAY button,and reboot,when it comes back up ,it will
find new hardware ,,,and just hit next ,next ,and it should re-install ,
back ,and end it's problem .
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Post 3+ Months Ago

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the light on the floppy drive stays on but it does not work



This is almost always because the ribbon cable from the motherboard to the floppy drive is on backwards, other then that the drive is bad.

I have NEVER seen this from a software or OS issue. It's always a hardware problem.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Absolutly ...cable is backwards or drive TU. What happened between it's fine and now it's not...??

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