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Old 13th October, 2001, 07:41 PM
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Dead 1.4 drive, please help!

I am being plagued the last 24 hrs. Yesterday at lunch, I shelled out my hard earned ducks for a new 1800+, got home, installed it, and no boot from my epox 8k7a+. I did some digging, and found out I'd need a BIOS update. I proceeded to dload the BIS update, and make a fresh boot disk. Now, my floppy drive is dying (I think), Whenever I attempt to make a boot disk on this system, It is sooo slowwww and then about 60%, it just crashes out, (--some error about the drive/disk, but I didn't write it down--), I made boot disks on other systems, when I attempt to use them on this one, no go, it gives an "I?O Error, please insert another disk" WTF, anyway, all I can make sense of is the drive is shot, any ideas?!?
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Old 14th October, 2001, 01:34 PM
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sounds like a bad floppy drive to me. are you sure you ID'd it right in the bios?
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Old 14th October, 2001, 02:56 PM
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Yeah, I checked the BIOS first thing (I have done exactly what you mentioned a couple of times)
Then checked the cable, actually replaced it because I had a "rounded" IDE cable go bad in my backup box. Funny thing, the cables I rounded myself a couple years ago are fine, but the one that dies is made by proffesionals
I'm just going to bite the bullet and go buy a drive when the stores open, funny thing here is a $10 drive is stopping me from installing a $300.00 processor, and I've got every kind of part you'd ever want, CDROMS, mobo's PSU's, Processors, all the RAM you'd want, Vid cards, NICs, routers, on and on, but no "dad-blasted" floppy drive, Errr this is not funny, I'm gonna cry or break something
I just want to be sure that there is no way the mobo could be at fault!?!
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I just want to be sure that there is no way the mobo could be at fault!?!
The mobo could be at fault, but if you don't have another floppy controller or another machine, then it'll be a bit hard to test!

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Picked up a new drive last night and got it working, it was the drive, and not the mobo, thanks for the help.
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i'm glad things worked out for you.
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