strange problem with 3,5" drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by m@ck, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. m@ck

    m@ck Guest


    since this morning i have a strange problem with the 3.5 disk drive
    it doesnt recognize new disks
    when i insert a disk nothing happens except the message "insert disk"
    strange is that used disks work fine
    the disks themselves are fine too; i checked them on another computer

    can someone please help?

    thanks a lot in advance
    best regards


    ps i run XP Home (nl version)
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    time to get a new disk, not worth the hassle of messing with it, u can get one for less than 15 bucks.

    u might want to try one thing first, make sure the connections are connected good.
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    before buying one, i'd disconnect and reconnect the ribbon cable for the floppy. once you realize this was a useless and futile tip, then go to the store and get one. }:>
  4. m@ck

    m@ck Guest

    thanks for responding iceman38 and taurus
    but i thought it was a software problem
    cause it works fine with used disks
    and its only 4 months old, so still in warrenty

    thanks anyway