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Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's OrganistPosts: 13,327
And for those of you who read the title wrong... no. I do not have trouble in that department. (Or am I the only one with that sick a mind?)

Anyway, the twat bastard of a drive says "Disk in A not formatted generic Error." Any idea how to fix the bastard? Worked not long ago. ;/

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe a fumped drive? It happens.

    USB pen for the win :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Alternatively, 6 quid will get you a can of compressed air, which you can use to really blow all the shit out of the drive. Alternatively, there's the careful screwdriver, cotton bud and vacuum cleaner combo... or a new fdd which cost about 5 quid from scan.co.uk
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    xould you have corrupted it?

    thats what mine was doing with last years end of year project on it because id had it in my bag and my mobile had corrupted it

    it did get sorted tho but i dunno how, it services did it for me
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Mel-H wrote:
    xould you have corrupted it?

    It says it even when there is no disk in the drive. :p

    Okies, i'll clean the bastard a bit. I don't want to lose this one if possible, as I changed the LED on it, and soldering it again isn't fun.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Did standard green/yellow just not do it for you?

    Hehhe
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    No :p Just not enough!

    It works kidof... if you let it boot up with a disc in it, it will read that one disk... change it.. no. Let it boot with nothing.. no.

    Or in otherwords, another one to throw out the window. At leat I know where I can get a few more floppies from.. heheh. :chin:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmm not actually used my floppy drive for about 8 months now
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    MrG wrote:
    hmm not actually used my floppy drive for about 8 months now

    Well, I have been using them because I can put them up to a WHOLE 1.66 mb now. Woot.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    usb stick, £10, lots of megs
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    umm maybe you plugged the ide cable in the wrong way round?

    I didnt think it was this but i did have the anomoly of it detecting a floppy if I booted up with one (even though it wouldnt load it!)

    Is the light on the floppy drive always on? if so then this is your cuase otherwise just buy a new fdd *nods*
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