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Hi Everyone. I need some help with my floppy drive. Everytime I try to use it I get the message: A:/ is not accessible. The device is not ready.

This is what I have checked:

1) The floppy disks I have been using are not corrupted. I used them on another computer and they worked perfectly.

2) When I try to use the floppy drive there is a green light.

3) I'm not sure about if there is any sound, but when I insert a disk into the floppy drive it is able to tell me about the disk space that is available. However, when I actually try to open it I get the same message as before.

I am currently using Windows Me. I'm not sure what to do. Some of my friends have suggested that I reinstall my OS or go buy a new floppy drive since they're so cheap. But I'm not too sure about this. Can someone help me? Thanks for your time.



This question was answered on December 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You should get a new floppy drive

Jorge Ramirez

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 18, 2003