ok so i messed up my other comp flashing the bios. i made a recovery disk with my old comp (the one i'm on now) but for some reason my new computer won't recognize it. i put in the floppy and turn on the computer. then the lil green light comes on tellin me that my floppy is doin work. but its not. its jus like spinnin. its not makin noise like it would if it was extractin data from it. whats wrong???? it'll jus spin forever and ever!
o well i've turned the cable both ways (with the twist facing the floppy, and then the motherboard) and it still doesn't work. my light comes on as soon as i turn on the pc but it jus spins. i kindda hear a noise now but nothing's happenin really. it just spins. what should i do?!
My apologies, that's not the kind of "reversed" I meant. The twist should still be at the floppy end, I meant turn the connector through 180 degrees. Is the stripe on the edge of the cable at the Pin 1 side of the connector at both ends ?
If bootblock recovery cannot be used, I guess you will be looking at hot-swap flash ("hot-flash") or getting the chip reprogrammed. Look in the "Collected Wisdom" for hot-flash info.