View Full Version : i cannot get the a drive(floppy) to work

04-06-2002, 05:38 PM
emmence frustration is comming from this computer. i have a IBM 760e laptop type is 9546-u9b and i am running win95

i have been on the ibm as well as a few other sites and no help, so maybe someone out there could help me.

every time i try to boot a floppy disk it tells me its not accessible.
ok maybe it was the disk so i tryed another, then another, then another. until i got through all of them.

i went through detect new hardware and it freezes up. it shows it in the device manager as being installed and working properly. and there a light in/on the disk drive that doesnt light up, is it supposed to?

i just bought the computer and it may have been dropped i dont know

so somone please help

thanks timmyboy

04-06-2002, 07:59 PM
Hello timmyboy,

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Are you using a boot disk, or do you mean when you're up and running the floppy will not read? Is there an exact error message that comes up?

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04-06-2002, 08:33 PM
In a desktop the first thing I would suggest checking in acase like this would be the cable, but....is this a removable floppy? or an external?

And yes the light should come on...so either the connection is bad or the drive is dead.

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04-07-2002, 04:52 PM
the computer boots up and runs alrightand im not using a boot disk, im using it now. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

how in the world to i break into this computer? i see no screws or clips.
in order to see if the cord to the drive is hooked into the computer

as far as i can tell the floppy drive can be detached but its an internal drive

the exact error message is A:\ is not accessable the drive is not ready

more help would be grateful

thanks again timmyboy

Paul Komski
04-07-2002, 11:04 PM
THIS (http://www.duxcw.com/faq/fd/fd.htm) might help.

Warning: You will probably negate the warranty on your new computer if you attempt to open it up; but I guess its not brand new.

[This message has been edited by Paul Komski (edited 04-07-2002).]