Floppy drive won't work

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Vi_xon, Mar 22, 2007.

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    Vi_xon

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    I just got a Dell XPS 410 running Vista. My floppy drive will not work. The system sees it in the bios, sees it during boot, and will let me access it in safe mode. Device manager says everything is fine, and the drivers show as up to date, but when I try to access the floppy from Vista I get the following error:

    A:\ is not accessible.The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

    I just spent 3 hours with Dell tech support, and they have not been able to find the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
    Vi_xon, Mar 22, 2007
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    jdonner

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    If you have some old PC, take its floppy out and trythat oneinstead, to make sure that you're not having a hardware problem.Btw, floppy drives are cheap, some give them even away for free.
     
    jdonner, Mar 23, 2007
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