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I keep getting I/O errors every time I try booting with a 3¼ inch floppy disc. I tried formatting the floppy disc multiple times, changing the boot sequence in the bios and I also made sure the floppy ide cable was connected properly.

I have no idea whats wrong, help? (I'm trying to flash my gtx580 with an SSC bios.)
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The head of the floppy drive is a magnetic reader (not optic, like with CD), and it makes contact with the surface of the floppy disc. Considering Floppy drives are not manufactured for 5-10 years now, it is very likely that the head is just durty.
IF this is the case ,there is not much you can do, actually, unless you have a cleaning disk. Try borrowing a new drive.
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The strange thing is, I can retrieve and copy data to any floppy disc with no problem under windows, but it only shows the I/O error when I try to boot it from the mobo. Also a couple of months ago I used the same floppy drive to successfully flash an agp fx5200 into a fx5500.

Guess I need to pull another floppy drive from another rig.
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Never mind, flashed it with an old 1gb usb flash drive.
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Never mind, flashed it with an old 1gb usb flash drive.
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