September 30th, 2003, 07:30 PM
static question,,believe that??
i have a floppy that just seems to burn thru disks. now this technically is not a static question then but maybe a ground. every floppy i throw in get turned to a new coaster (better than the cd's) yet ive tried to change the drive 3 times now and i still have the same thing happening. windows xp pro
any help would be appreciated
if nortons has anything to do with this im gonna giva that up too
all nortons here, system, cleansweep and virus
every once in a while i get the windows cannot format cause something else is using it, quit all...yadda, blah blah blah. no error codes
brand newly built sys
60 Gb WD
onboard sound ac97
many different floppys
phillips dvd/cdr 16x
anything else let me know ....pretty frustrated
Last edited by bchzd1; September 30th, 2003 at 07:36 PM.
September 30th, 2003, 07:45 PM
Normally Id think the drive head was out of line but as you've changed it perhaps changing the cable may help.
BTW supplied motherboard drivers installed?
September 30th, 2003, 08:32 PM
drivers and have changed the cable everytime..just to make sure
October 1st, 2003, 05:21 PM
I just peeked in the bios here and the sequence is floppy, cdrom and then ls120. Could this possibly be affecting this in any way? This is not a ls120 drive
October 1st, 2003, 05:41 PM
No... the boot sequence has nothing to do with that. That's the order that it uses when it tries to boot up (i.e. it first checks the floppy for a boot disk, then the CD ROM, then the LS120 which doesn't exist.)
Although its strange that your IDE0 or Hard Drive doesn't appear there. Oh well, not big deal if it works. It probably tries all of those, fails, and then tries the hard drive. You could make it a bit faster by putting your hard drive (or the first IDE) as the first thing in that list. But this has nothing with your question
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October 1st, 2003, 06:11 PM
I'd check the voltage coming from the power supply into the floppy. That connector is unique. Do a voltage test on the power connection to the floppy.
If its not matching the specifications listed on the sticker attached to your power supply, it may indicate its defective.
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October 1st, 2003, 06:18 PM
Just ditto to Leurgy's call....sounds like its zapping the disks.
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