I have some troubles to correctly install a 5.25" floppy drive in a old (1999) computer.
The drives are set this way:
- A: 3.5" floppy @ 1.44 MB
- B: 5.25" floppy @ 1.2 MB (Panasonic JU-475-2)
- C: 30 GB HDD
- D: 30 GB HDD
- E: CD/DVD-ROM
The A: and B: drives in the BIOS are correctly configured (1.44 MB for A: and 1.2 MB for B:). Both drives are on the same controller and they are correctly connected (B: is connected to the middle connector of the cable).
At first I had a problem: when I accessed A: or B: both drives would "fire" simultaneously. I discovered that the old 5.25 drive had a series of jumpers and the drive was set as 1st drive. I switched the drive to be second drive and now I can (almost) use both drives correctly.
Now with my problem: I can only access A: if a floppy is in B: and vice-versa. For example I have a diskette in A: and none in B: if I go to A: I will have an "Abort Retry Fail" message. If I have a floppy in B: and a diskette in A: and I go to A:, I can browse the content of A: correctly and if I go to B:, I see the content of B: correctly too.
So my only problem is that now I can only use A: or B: if both drives have a diskette/floppy in it...
I guess it's another jumper thing on B: that is incorrectly set... Anyone have an idea?
I found out some jumpers diagrams if it helps someone: