[Coco] Running 5.25" drives with Win 2000
Bruce W. Calkins
brucewcalkins at charter.net
Tue Nov 21 05:56:56 EST 2006
Well, I can see the main board having issues. From faulty design to simple
static discharge. Finding the acual problem might be a challenge. It is
sounding outsice of my skill set for sure. I have one machine that I have
loaded Windows 98 close to a dozen times. The install goes south in
minutes, often before the drivers can be loaded, and / or before updates
installed. I gave up when it took to LINUX line a duck to water.
> The problem I seem to be having isn't with Windows 2000
> (not XP) but with the Motherboard of the one PC I am
> trying to work with. I set the system up to have two 3.5"
> drives, and only the A drive works. The B drive does not
> work. I swapped drives ( A<->B) and only the A drive
> works, regardless of the 3.5" drive connected to it.
> When I change the BIOS so that the A drive is a 5.25"
> drive it cannot see the media. A combo drive worked only
> when it was dive A and set to 3.5", but the 5.25" drive
> still didn't work.
> This could be due to the fact that the install of Windows
> does not have any service packs installed, or this
> particular Windows 2000 CD (OEM CD) was build without
> 5.25" floppy support.
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