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Ican't get a self installed floppy disk drive to work with Vista.

I've tried to install 3 seperate 3-1/2" floppy disk drives but can't get them to work.
After I installed the first one, I got the message stating "New Hardware Found"."Floppy Disk Drive" followed by "New hardware is installed and ready to use".
When I click on the "Computer" tab on my start menu, it shows the Hard disk partitioned drives (C: and D:), and the DVD RW Drive (E:) and it also shows that it recognized the new Floppy Disk Drive (A:).
When I insert a disk, it tells me "You need to format disk in drive A: before you can use it." even though it's brand new pre-formatted-IBM compatible disk labeled Maxell MF 2HD.Then it asks "Do you want to format it?" then it offers 2 choices, "Format disk" or "Cancel", When I click on "Format Disk", a new small window pops up saying "Windows cannot format this type of disk. Insert a different disk and try again." Which I have done over and over with all different types of disks (HD, DSDD, 2HD,etc., but get same result.
I've made sure that the disks are not read only and I've tried two different wire sets from the disk drive to the mother board and as I said earlier 3 seperate floppy disk drives. I've made sure the wiring ribbon has the red/pink lead running from pin 1 on the floppy drive to pin 1 on the mother board plug
I've gone into the "Device Manager" section of my computer and uninstalled the floppy disk drive and the "floppy disk controller" each time before I tried a new drive or configuration.
I purchased 2 refurbished drives from a reputable local store and the first was from my old Presario, so I don't think that all 3 could be defective.
My computer is a 3 months new HP/Compaq Presario Model SR5710Y. P/N NC696AA-ABA.With Windows Vista Home Premium.
Please Help.

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