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I have a PC Chips M863G Mobo wont see floppy

I'm trying to install a SATA PCI card and fresh XP copy, but this thing wont recognize the floppy to load the drivers. Any ideas? It's all plugged in correctly. I never use the floppy, so I dont know how long its been like this.

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