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Old 15th February, 2002, 10:52 PM
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Floppy issue with 8KHA+

Guess what Pinky got today??

This system rocks!! I haven't started overclocking yet, as there are numerous memory settings I will have to learn first. Even at defaults speeds it's damn close to the Tualeron I just traded this for... The new case with 4 fans (2 in and 2 out) keep it at room temperature...

Problem #1 : The floppy drive is failing, the light just stays on. If I disconnect the cable the light stops. The bios detects the drive on the resource screen but gives me an error during the floppy seek (which I F1 through to get into windows).

Is there possibly something wrong with the controller or am I missing a new setting someplace ? The floppy was working fine in my other system, even changed to a new cable, same issue...
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Old 15th February, 2002, 10:55 PM
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Do you have the cable plugged in the right way on both the motherboard and the drive Pinky?
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Old 15th February, 2002, 10:56 PM
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Double check and make sure the floppy cable is not on backwards. I've seen then on backwards before and they act like that.
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just gonna 2nd what everyone else said, when I plug the floppy lead in the wrong way (just about everytime I reconect it ) the light stays on.
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Old 15th February, 2002, 11:15 PM
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Hence, I hate floppies. I don't even use them. I have a superdisk drive in my main rig, and no floppy in my Linux rig.

Floppy connectors on the drives tend to be upside down to the ones on IDE drives. They key on a floppy connector should go down when attaching to the drive. At least that's predominantly what I have seen.
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Hence, I hate floppies. I don't even use them. I have a superdisk drive in my main rig, and no floppy in my Linux rig.

Floppy connectors on the drives tend to be upside down to the ones on IDE drives. They key on a floppy connector should go down when attaching to the drive. At least that's predominantly what I have seen.
Oh yeah, Pinky's no newbie to all this, they are lined up correctly... I was gonna search to see if I may have a cable with no key and try reversing that... BRB

I suspected as much, but with everything lined up I figured it should work...
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Old 15th February, 2002, 11:48 PM
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[pinky rubs toes into ground bashfully]

Switched the cable and it works fine.

Thanks guys

We can move this elsewhere now, it's definitely not the board
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I can remember building my first PC, ribbon cables wern't even keyed back then . . . . and if you got the two PSU plugs wrong the motherboard would just kind of go *puff* and start smoking when you turned it on.
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[pinky rubs toes into ground bashfully]

Switched the cable and it works fine.

Thanks guys

We can move this elsewhere now, it's definitely not the board
Bad cable, or upside down?
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Bad cable, or upside down?
Upside down, didn't look closely enough to see the drive allowed the cable either way, thought I was stuck with it in only one position... anyway, this thing is kicking some serious WU right now...
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yeah, I like to reverse the fdd cable too. glad it wasn't the board.
and welcome to the world according to AMD:-D
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and welcome to the world according to AMD:-D
Thanks!! I have already grown to love my new setup and already looking ahead to a XP
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