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Initial OS install, cant load 4 startup floppys for 2000Pro, or sata raid driver floppy if trying XP pro, In sons build, see below. Changed out to different floppy drive, same problem.

 

Ideas? Thanks in advance. Hal

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An easy way to remember which way the floppy ribbon cable goes into the back of a Floppy drive, is to have the notch key on the cable below the pins on the back of the floppy. Newer floppy drives usually come with a plastic guard on it like that of a CDROM/IDE HDD so you can only plug it in that one way.

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hay my floppy allows the notch on the cable to be put in both ways,

 

but in general in you turn you machine on and the floppy ligh stays on all the time , you have plug the floppy cable in the wrong way, try going 180d eith on the motherboard header or on the floppy header on the back of the floppy.

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