[rescue] 5.25" floppy on modern PC

Chad Fernandez chad.fernandez at att.net
Sat Aug 15 15:11:04 CDT 2009

Jonathan Katz wrote:
> I think the switch on the drive needs to be 1, not 0.
> What are the symptoms? Light always on?

Drives are normally set to the second position, yes.  However, I'm not 
using a twisted cable.  The twist in the cable changes the signal seen 
by the computer to a first position jumper setting.

No the light isn't always on..... the motor runs when it shouldn't and 
doesn't when it should.  XP also gives me an I/O error when trying to 
access it.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

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