Hello all! I am new to AppleFritter, so please forgive my simply jumping right in, but I'm having an extremely frustrating experience and am really looking for some assitance.
I recently purchased a MicroDrive Turbo from Reactive Micro for use in my ROM03 IIGS. I've heard excellent things about it and purchased the complete kit (that included the CF Card).
I received the card and attempted to follow the instructions about installation. Slot 7 with that slot set to "Your Card". But, things go strange from there. When I turn on the IIGS, I simply get a screen with the text:
MicroDrive/Turbo Card:drive 1 error
I have tried the card in Slot 2 (including setting Slot 2 to be the default boot slot in the Control Panel) and the same error message occurs. I have removed the CF card and reinstalled it. No dice. I have looked at the card (with the cover off the computer) and the card shows the “Power” light and the “card detect” light (which, pardon my color-blind eyes, I think is green?). When I reboot the computer, the “Active” light does come on as well.
I have tried the card in a ROM01 IIGS that I have as well and get the exact same problem.
Lastly, I tried to check out the CF Card using CiderPress. I used CiderPress on a Windows PC to access the CF Card and, when I try to select the CF Card in the “Volume Copy” function, CiderPress tells me it is unable to access the drive because it does not have the necessary permissions.
I should point out that I have a FloppyEmu as well and the IIGS boots GS/OS 6.0.1 from that drive perfectly fine (and, just for clarification-sake, the same problem occurs with the Microdrive Turbo whether I have the FloppyEmu attached to the computer or not).
I have tried reaching out to Reactive Micro via their support e-mail (twice in the last week) and have received no response, so I'm hoping that someone here might have some ideas.
I really feel dumb for this, but I really have no idea what else to do.
Any ideas or assitance would be very much appreciated.