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ON WXP, CAN´T COPY TO FLOPPY

MoBo Jetway J-620BF
Chipset SIS 620/5595 AGP
Bios Award Modular v.4.51PG
384 Mb. RAM

System with 2 OS´s:
WXP w/SP2;
W98
on 2 different HDDs

Floppy working okay with W98
Floppy reading but not copying under WXP ?????

WXP give following error messages when trying to copy to A:
“Unit not ready or with door open”
“Error in the delayed written”
“Not ready input/output device”.

I upgraded Bios to 620BFF09, and the problem persists.
I actualized WXP with Microsoft Update, and the problem persists.

I would like to delete W98 and use this HDD just for backing up,
but I can’t due this problem.

Sure somebody can know the solution on this prestigious forum.




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I'd like to be able to give you a nice answer to this one, but I'm afraid
that my experience with XP and floppies has always failed. This includes
replacing the old one with a new one.

Finally I sprung for the $25 USB floppy drive from NewEgg.com and haven't
had a problem since!

You won't need a floppy that often (because of the ability to boot from CD -
you can then put the files that you need on CD in order to use them). And,
backups are pretty large also - so a floppy's not too good for them. There
are a few programs that insist upon a floppy - but there's generally
workaround for that also. And, the only real use that I've put my USB floppy
drive to has been transferring my ancient floppy collection to my hard drive.
Finally, I've heard rumor that support for floppies and the FAT12 files
system is being phased out - as evidenced by some of the major system
manufacturers not including floppy drives in their systems.

Good Luck!

- John

"NRSF" wrote:

> ON WXP, CAN´T COPY TO FLOPPY
>
> MoBo Jetway J-620BF
> Chipset SIS 620/5595 AGP
> Bios Award Modular v.4.51PG
> 384 Mb. RAM
>
> System with 2 OS´s:
> WXP w/SP2;
> W98
> on 2 different HDDs
>
> Floppy working okay with W98
> Floppy reading but not copying under WXP ?????
>
> WXP give following error messages when trying to copy to A:
> “Unit not ready or with door open”
> “Error in the delayed written”
> “Not ready input/output device”.
>
> I upgraded Bios to 620BFF09, and the problem persists.
> I actualized WXP with Microsoft Update, and the problem persists.
>
> I would like to delete W98 and use this HDD just for backing up,
> but I can’t due this problem.
>
> Sure somebody can know the solution on this prestigious forum.
>
>
>
>
> --
> INTERMEDIATE USER
 
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Thanks John for reply.

I´m agree with you, but that is my son´s PC and floppy disks are the best
and chepaest way to take his homeworks to school. If the disk gets lost, I
don´t care.

Besides, my own PC has a standard floppy unit working perfectly under XP/SP2.

So, I insist in looking for a solution. Any from you or from another reader
is welcome.

NRSF
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INTERMEDIATE USER


"usasma" wrote:

> I'd like to be able to give you a nice answer to this one, but I'm afraid
> that my experience with XP and floppies has always failed. This includes
> replacing the old one with a new one.
>
> Finally I sprung for the $25 USB floppy drive from NewEgg.com and haven't
> had a problem since!
>
> You won't need a floppy that often (because of the ability to boot from CD -
> you can then put the files that you need on CD in order to use them). And,
> backups are pretty large also - so a floppy's not too good for them. There
> are a few programs that insist upon a floppy - but there's generally
> workaround for that also. And, the only real use that I've put my USB floppy
> drive to has been transferring my ancient floppy collection to my hard drive.
> Finally, I've heard rumor that support for floppies and the FAT12 files
> system is being phased out - as evidenced by some of the major system
> manufacturers not including floppy drives in their systems.
>
> Good Luck!
>
> - John
>
> "NRSF" wrote:
>
> > ON WXP, CAN´T COPY TO FLOPPY
> >
> > MoBo Jetway J-620BF
> > Chipset SIS 620/5595 AGP
> > Bios Award Modular v.4.51PG
> > 384 Mb. RAM
> >
> > System with 2 OS´s:
> > WXP w/SP2;
> > W98
> > on 2 different HDDs
> >
> > Floppy working okay with W98
> > Floppy reading but not copying under WXP ?????
> >
> > WXP give following error messages when trying to copy to A:
> > “Unit not ready or with door open”
> > “Error in the delayed written”
> > “Not ready input/output device”.
> >
> > I upgraded Bios to 620BFF09, and the problem persists.
> > I actualized WXP with Microsoft Update, and the problem persists.
> >
> > I would like to delete W98 and use this HDD just for backing up,
> > but I can’t due this problem.
> >
> > Sure somebody can know the solution on this prestigious forum.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > INTERMEDIATE USER
 
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Were the motherboard drivers updated to bring compliance with XP SP2?
perhaps this was overlooked and the manufactures site has an update
available.

NRSF wrote:

> Thanks John for reply.
>
> I´m agree with you, but that is my son´s PC and floppy disks are the best
> and chepaest way to take his homeworks to school. If the disk gets lost, I
> don´t care.
>
> Besides, my own PC has a standard floppy unit working perfectly under XP/SP2.
>
> So, I insist in looking for a solution. Any from you or from another reader
> is welcome.
>
> NRSF
 
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NRSF wrote:
> ON WXP, CAN´T COPY TO FLOPPY
>
> MoBo Jetway J-620BF
> Chipset SIS 620/5595 AGP
> Bios Award Modular v.4.51PG
> 384 Mb. RAM
>
> System with 2 OS´s:
> WXP w/SP2;
> W98
> on 2 different HDDs
>
> Floppy working okay with W98
> Floppy reading but not copying under WXP ?????
>
> WXP give following error messages when trying to copy to A:
> "Unit not ready or with door open"
> "Error in the delayed written"
> "Not ready input/output device".
>
> I upgraded Bios to 620BFF09, and the problem persists.
> I actualized WXP with Microsoft Update, and the problem persists.
>
> I would like to delete W98 and use this HDD just for backing up,
> but I can't due this problem.
>
> Sure somebody can know the solution on this prestigious forum.
>
>
>
>
I had similar problems with one machine where changing the floppy cable
to a different brand fixed the problem, fortunately I had several spares
to try. There are also some older posts in this group, maybe try Google
Groups to search for them, where a different driver was used or where
the floppy type was changed in the BIOS.
 
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Some floppy drives are weird. You have to install the floppy cable backwards
from the way you normally would. Try that and see if it makes a difference.


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> ON WXP, CAN´T COPY TO FLOPPY
>
> MoBo Jetway J-620BF
> Chipset SIS 620/5595 AGP
> Bios Award Modular v.4.51PG
> 384 Mb. RAM
>
> System with 2 OS´s:
> WXP w/SP2;
> W98
> on 2 different HDDs
>
> Floppy working okay with W98
> Floppy reading but not copying under WXP ?????
>
> WXP give following error messages when trying to copy to A:
> "Unit not ready or with door open"
> "Error in the delayed written"
> "Not ready input/output device".
>
> I upgraded Bios to 620BFF09, and the problem persists.
> I actualized WXP with Microsoft Update, and the problem persists.
>
> I would like to delete W98 and use this HDD just for backing up,
> but I can't due this problem.
>
> Sure somebody can know the solution on this prestigious forum.
>
>
>
>
> --
> INTERMEDIATE USER
 
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I think I understand now, SiS doesn't have a driver for Windows XP and
the Hardware is not completely compatible. Perhaps if you installed a
supported operating system such as Windows 2000 then the problem would
be resolved.

NRSF wrote:

> Thanks BobI for reply.
>
> I didn´t choose to install these drivers, they are automatically installed
> by XP.
>
> I have to disable the graphics adaptor and reboot, to be able to write to
> the floppy.
>
> I went to www.sis.com to look for a new driver for the SIS 620 graphics in
> order to change it, but the drivers are older that the one installed by XP.
>
> So I wonder if thru this group I can get a new driver for floppy, compatible
> with XP but different to the one it installs automatically, in order to make
> a test here.
>
> For that reason I joined this Microsoft supported group, expecting to get a
> solution.