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EMachine Floppy Drive Flopped??

EMachine T1090 Floppy Drive Just quit...Device Mgr, Says that it and the Controller are working fine, Unfortunately when I put in a Diskette, and Right Click to Format. I get: ''Insert Disk into Drive A'', No ''On-Light'' either..Have UnInstalled Both Drive and Controller and Re-Installed, still does the same thing. Have UnPlugged the Connections, Cleaned, and Plugged back in, still Nothing... is it Toast??

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If you are comfortable with opening your machine, you should power down, open case, disconnect the eide cable and power cable from drive. Reconnect both, close case, and power the machine back on. Allow Windows to recognize as new drive.
You could also try updating the drivers under Device Manager as well.

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