Fujitsu siemens scaleo l

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lee_uk, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    My parents just bought this computer and it did not come with a floppy drive so i installed a new one, bought from maplin. when i installed it and turned on the comp and xp did not see it. any ideas?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if it's a name brand pre-built computer and didn't come with a floppy, chances are the bios wasn't made to recognize one. but look around in it's bios anyway and maybe it will let you enable it.

    if not, you're only option is probably to get an external usb one.
     
  3. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    but i dont know now to get into the bios
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it might say on the screen immediately after it's turned on. look maybe on the bottom part of the screen for a "Press Ctrl+F1 to enter setup." or whatever it is. if you dom't see anything, look in your user manual.
     
  5. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    all the manual says is what the bios does and not how to get into it
     
  6. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    sorry guys just remembered i did not but the power connecter on. god i feel stupid
     
  7. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    it happens ;)
     
  8. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    . . . . . and more often the older one gets!:eek:
     
  9. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    hope not i am only 23
     
  10. lee_uk

    lee_uk Guest

    i have just put the power connecter on the floppy drive and xp still does not see it and the power light is on all the time
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    the ribbon cable is probably upside down. take it out of the floppy and turn it over.