Why does floppy drive lock up my computer?

Question

When I try to use the floppy drive,the computer "locks up".

I thought it was the drive itself so I replaced it. That wasn't my problem........it still does the same thing!!!!

I have tried several different floppies.....it's the same with any one floppy I try. Any ideas ?

Thanks,

Julian

Answer

This question was answered on April 12, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello and thank you for your question.

Here are some things that could cause your problem:

1.Faulty cable

2.Incorrect connections

3.Faulty controller

4.Faulty motherboard

You can start with connections and then replace your floppy cable, and if still no change I would suggest replacing your motherboard.

Good luck!!

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Posted by Lanny of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 12, 2001