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Pc boots with 3.5 floppy problem setup shows 3.5 but system shows 5.25 floppy and will not work. how do you change setting to 3.5 floppy thanks for any help.

3.5 floppy not working

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Plz try to replace th data cable if the problem still persists than you change the drive

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