My floppy drive is not working. I have tried many disks, and with each disk I have the same problem. Whenever I try to access the A:/ drive through "My Computer" or any other way, the system takes a long time to respond. After the drive makes some "grinding"/"reading" noise, it eventually says that "A:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready".
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The problem is check with the floppy cable it might install backward and try switching the cable around
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 29, 2003