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Floppy disk drive not detected.

Have installed windows xp from scratch everything seems fine other than the green led on floppy drive is continuously on even though there is no disk in allso when I select My Computer there is no A: or any other drive letter assigned to floppy drive and yet in Device Manager/Properties ''this device is working correctly''. Any advice on how to rectify this would be appreciated and thanks in advance.

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  • Geezanansa Feb 05, 2010

    I have swapped IDE cable for another. Problem solved.

  • Geezanansa Feb 05, 2010

    I have swapped IDE cable for another. Problem solved.

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It sounds as if you have a registry error. try to go to device manager and uninstall the drive. Turn your computer off and restart and see if Windows detects it automatically

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