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I have a Compaq Presario with WinXP sp2.

When I ran the PC-Doctor to check the floppy disk drive, I got a Result as
under:

Surface scan test failed. Code: FD529-4

The Product Version is 1.05.017 and the Floppy Drive Version is 4.2.80.1085.

What can be done to make the FDD work in the NEW Presario?!
Thanks in advance
Capt K Ripendran
 
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In article <et#XgqQsFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
ripendra@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in says...
> I have a Compaq Presario with WinXP sp2.
>
> When I ran the PC-Doctor to check the floppy disk drive, I got a Result as
> under:
>
> Surface scan test failed. Code: FD529-4
>
> The Product Version is 1.05.017 and the Floppy Drive Version is 4.2.80.1085.
>
> What can be done to make the FDD work in the NEW Presario?!
> Thanks in advance
> Capt K Ripendran

Try a NEW Floppy diskette in the drive and see if it does the same
thing.

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Yes, it does. In fact I used the same floppy in my OLD Presario which has
Win95 and here it shows the Used and Free space clearly! So, do I need to
reinstall the Driver for FDD or is there something that should be done. Of
course, it is still under warranty (on-site) and I can always call a HP
Techie but, I prefer to do it myself- if possible!

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> In article <et#XgqQsFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> ripendra@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in says...
>> I have a Compaq Presario with WinXP sp2.
>>
>> When I ran the PC-Doctor to check the floppy disk drive, I got a Result
>> as
>> under:
>>
>> Surface scan test failed. Code: FD529-4
>>
>> The Product Version is 1.05.017 and the Floppy Drive Version is
>> 4.2.80.1085.
>>
>> What can be done to make the FDD work in the NEW Presario?!
>> Thanks in advance
>> Capt K Ripendran
>
> Try a NEW Floppy diskette in the drive and see if it does the same
> thing.
>
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In article <eOS4ORUsFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
ripendra@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in says...
> Yes, it does. In fact I used the same floppy in my OLD Presario which has
> Win95 and here it shows the Used and Free space clearly! So, do I need to
> reinstall the Driver for FDD or is there something that should be done. Of
> course, it is still under warranty (on-site) and I can always call a HP
> Techie but, I prefer to do it myself- if possible!

You don't need a driver for a FDD unless it's one of those USB removable
types. I've got dozens of FDD that range from brand-new to 10 years old
that all work just find in any machine without needing any driver.

If a New diskette does the same thing as the old one, can you "Format"
any disks and then write to them? It could be an issue with the "PC-
Doctor" program and that system (not the FDD)...

If all else fails, the FDD could be defective.



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The Device Manager shows both a FD Controller as well as a FD Driver. I
reinstalled both but it was of no use.
You are right. It doesn't format either!
Perhaps there is a loose connection OR the FDD is faulty!

"Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d84bb0ac15daf04989e82@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> In article <eOS4ORUsFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> ripendra@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in says...
>> Yes, it does. In fact I used the same floppy in my OLD Presario which has
>> Win95 and here it shows the Used and Free space clearly! So, do I need to
>> reinstall the Driver for FDD or is there something that should be done.
>> Of
>> course, it is still under warranty (on-site) and I can always call a HP
>> Techie but, I prefer to do it myself- if possible!
>
> You don't need a driver for a FDD unless it's one of those USB removable
> types. I've got dozens of FDD that range from brand-new to 10 years old
> that all work just find in any machine without needing any driver.
>
> If a New diskette does the same thing as the old one, can you "Format"
> any disks and then write to them? It could be an issue with the "PC-
> Doctor" program and that system (not the FDD)...
>
> If all else fails, the FDD could be defective.
>
>
>
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