Re: Floppy light stays perpetually on.
On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Chrisopher D. Judd wrote:
: > On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Mark Phillips wrote:
: > [ snip ]
: > : I tried rebooting. The floppy light comes on straight away (and stays
: > : on) and the system tries to boot from the floppy but fails, so goes on
: > : to the hard drive.
: > Sounds like the cable is reversed. Flip it over at the drive, and/or at
: > the controller.
: Note that flipping at the controller does not give the same
: result as flipping at the drive if you're using the connector which
: has part of the cable twisted.
That's true; I wasn't able to provide specific advice in this case :)
: And if that doesn't work try another cable. I've seen cables with
: the connectors poorly centered short and cause this behavior after
: working fine for several months.
... as well as bad IDE cables, bad SCSI cables, bad serial cables ...
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