Bad Mobo?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Waldo, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Got a new Asus P4t533c and I get a "Drive A failed" message and post stops there. I have tried 3 different floppy drives and cables plus 2 power supplies. Anyone vote for a bad motherboard or have any other ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Are you sure you connected all of them correctly? The red line on the ribbon is close to the power supply? Does the light stay on, or does it come on at all?
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    go into bios and disable the floppy drive altogether.

    unless you still use it. then dosconnect the cable from the drive and turn it over. did that wrong once or twice.
     
  4. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    I get no light at all, with any of the floppy drives. The cable is connected correctly.
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    *Votes bad floppy connector*

    And unless you really use it, just disable it. Or send it back if you have warranty left.
     
  6. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Thanks for the replies but I can't disable it as it won't post to get to BIOS. I get the same error message with the floppy drive disconnected.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    nick a floppy drive and cable out of another machine, and dont tell anyone.
     
  8. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Now thats a plan lol:D
     
  9. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Already did that, same problem.
     
  10. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Does it say what drive causes the error? Perhaps the hdd or cd? (i'm just guessing...)