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Wannabe Geek

#19082 4-Feb-2008 18:57
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Floppy drive was in computer originally  on windows 98 I have had computer upgraded twice over the years and now run Xp Pro
Now when I insert a floppy disk into the drive and try to run it I get  error message Please insert disk into Drve A.can anyone give me some help here ThanxCry

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#108547 4-Feb-2008 19:02
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It sounds like a dirty or defective drive.



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Ultimate Geek

  #109264 8-Feb-2008 12:49
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Yeah I am getting that message too! Although my Computer is a new one and the Floppy drive was already put into the Computer, and I've been using it for course and stuff and now it is saying that it needs to be formatted!!, is there anyway that I can recover the files from the floppy disk?


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Master Geek

  #109277 8-Feb-2008 13:43
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Is the floppy drive powered, connected, and enabled (correctly setup) in the BIOS. I know i've disabled the FDD in almost every PC i've touched as no one hardly uses them anymore apart from the odd booting requirements.


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Wannabe Geek

#109309 8-Feb-2008 17:28
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I have fixed my problem by inserting the disk as the computer starts up and it seems to read it okay and can change disk also but if I don't do it a start up it just tells me insert disk

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Ultimate Geek
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  #109885 11-Feb-2008 15:33
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you haven't changed the drive path since it was installed have you? i've heard of problems with floppy drives when you don't leave them as drive A.

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Ultimate Geek
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  #112415 23-Feb-2008 05:38
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What's a floppy drive? Thought of using a USB flash drive instead?

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