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#1 dizzydee

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:14 PM

Hi, hope some one can help,

When i click on my computer in start, ive got 3half floppy suddenely appearing, never had one before, there is not one installed on my pc.
Just kinda strange, any thoughts.

Many thanks, Dee.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:22 PM

Can you remove it or are you more interested in how it got there?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for quick reply ice2921,

I havent tried, because i dident know whether it would be safe to, but kinda strange why its there all of a sudden.

Thanks Dee.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:07 PM

Usually this happens because the computer's BIOS has been changed to enable the floppy drive controller. Disabling it in the BIOS should make it disappear again.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:18 PM

Thanyou usasma for your reply,

Could you please explain how to do that, i dont know what a BIOS is so sorry for being thick , it wont let me delete it, it says it isent formatted,
but it wont let me do it.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:00 PM

Not a problem - but we'll need the exact make and model of your system to try and figure out how to get into it - and which BIOS it is.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

May be useful...

http://www.cyberwalker.com/article/28

http://www.computerhope.com/help/bios.htm

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