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Floppy Disk Configuration

Configuring floppy disks that use the standard floppy interface is quite straightforward. Since there can only be one floppy interface, and only two drives on the interface, configuration is simply a matter of making sure each drive has its power connector plugged in securely, and then connecting the floppy cable to each device. The connector on the floppy cable used to attach to each device controls which one appears as A: and which as B:.

Many problems with floppy drives relate to cables that come loose or are inserted backwards. A drive with the cable in backwards will not function correctly and often, the activity LED will come on and stay on when the PC is booted.

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