My floppy drive a:\ will no longer work. As far as I know, I didn't do anything that should have caused it to quit (like installing new software or hardware). It just didn't work one day. I have tried removing the driver, removing the device, and opening the case to make sure everything is still connected to the drive. After all that, I figured the drive was bad, and bought a new one. Guess what - it won't work either! I still get an error message reading: "a:\ is not accessible. the device is not ready." I can hear noises coming from the drive, so I know it has power. Oh, and I also tried reformating one of the disks - won't work. Somehow, it doesn't seem to be detecting there is a disk in the drive (I can shut down the computer without getting the warning from virus software about a disk in the A: drive). I run Windows98SE on an HP Pavilion 9680c.