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    Floppy problem

    I have just got my new pc up and running and loaded on all my basic software .
    I have tried to use ghost to clone the system but i cant create a boot disk .
    The floppy disks wont format , i get the usual the disk is damaged etc error , but i have tried plenty of disks but non work .
    The drive will read and write fine but wont format the floppys, any help appreciated (again) cheers

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    try another floppy drive cable. if not that then the Floppy drive itself sounds as though it's faulty.

    Also try formating the disks on another PC to rule out a bad batch of floppy's

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    nice topic: Floppy problen... try viagra m8 gets rid of flppies ,)
    yeah try anoter cable

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    Put some viagra into the drive as stated and the bloody thing took a right strop on and went to her mothers .

    But i did buy a new drive and cable replaced them and still the same .
    I removed the drive from its mountings , turned off the pc for a while and it worked . I think i was frying the disks between my hard drives , thanx for the help guys , much appreciated , cheers.

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    IF you have cut the floppy cable it could be a problem, i sugest using a full size normal floppy cable (one you get with your motherboard). cutting the cable and change the resistance in the wire and cause the floppy drive to not function correctly

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    check the bios says 1.44mb 3.5inch floppy

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    Also make sure u have floppy plugged in correct way and right channel

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    theres only 1 floppy channel m8

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    well make sure u have plugged it into the right end of the cable and not the middle if that makes it any clearer

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