No hope at all? I found the jumper placement diagram on the paper label on the top of the drive: You can choose to use FAT32 software partitioning if the partition is smaller than than Yay, I’m learning a lot. I will search around to see what I can find out.

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Have you tried letting Seatools do the repair? Why did you write, “because the floppy drive is showing up in Windows” – is it because I see a picture of a floppy drive in My Computer which reads 3.

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As Tubes asked, are you sure you have a 6. Old MSI mboards like your model are more likely to have this problem If you DO see that, you MAY be able to get the mboard to work with good ram in good aucio slots, if you clean up the damaged ram slot s – remove all carbon, scrape away plastic that bridges contacts, etc.

On your mboards, it doesn’t matter whether an optical CD or Audil drive is on the same cable as a hard drive or not – all drives will be able to achieve their max speed they can with the mboard, if the proper IDE cable is used 80 wire if any of the drives on a data cable require it. Go here and get the right manual for your mboard, then look in the manual for the Cmos jumper info: When the format has finished, you will see ma-6714 summary.


There’s a tiny chance there may be a problem with the data cable that could cause the led to not come on – you could try disconnecting the data cable to xudio, but I doubt the situation will change.

You can use a floppy drive head cleaning diskette in the drive to fix that. Usually there is a 5 second delay while booting during which you can press the key. The hard drive is conncted to the IDE1 slot.

The light on the floppy going on is a function of one of the BIOS settings. I haven’t taken it out to look at it, but my System Tools told me the following about it: Tubesandwires 11 days later. That’s not as common for the guys. If you need more than 1gb or ram 1,mbwhich isn’t likely for XP, then that’s not a big problem. However, they can prevent you from using Windows after a short amount of time if they DO know the Product Key is not legitimate. Try booting with the SeaTools diagnostics CD again.

People often assume they’re only formatting a drive in and up when they make a new partition because only the initial messages you see are about software partitioning [NTFS, FAT32, or FAT if the partition is 2. Does the cable have more than two connectors on it? Net Forums General Hardware General. For the time being, you could just install it and see how it goes with Adobe CS4.

Are you sure that is the exact model number. This was the original bad capacitor problem ns-6714 has some example pictures. It encouraged me to persist, where otherwise I may have been discouraged to consider that I was wasting my time trying to fix old equipment. Such a drive may not be detected properly unless that setting is correct. The bios must see the drive as it’s proper size.


You can follow procedures and suggestions to make XP take up less space, but that’s not something recommended for an amateur. You can straighten out the pins easily unplug the power connector to the drive, then There are freeware versions of Dos, e.

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You can tell if you have integrated graphics this way. I’m so happy I have it now: If you used a head cleaning floppy in the drive, then the power connector must be connected to the drive before you use the floppy, and you should insert and eject it several times, or try to access the drive in Windows several times, so that the floppy disk is spun a reasonable amount of times – the led on the front of the drive when it’s on indicates when the motor is actually spinning the disk.

Similar probably applies to non-Windows operating systems. Yip I also suspect that the board of the floppy drive is fried, unless the powerchord is faulty.

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