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Non-existent floppy drive showing in My Computer

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#1 frolix22


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:02 AM

Hey there, I am not really sure this is the right location for this problem since it is really about "non-existent" internal hardware but here goes:

I recently had a massive breakdown on my pc and had a new motherboard installed. After the replacement and repair, when I booted up, Vista indicated something like it was installing new drivers and a floppy drive (A) now shows up in My Computer. I do not have a floppy drive on this pc and have never had one and it is only since the repair that this non-existent floppy drive has started showing.

Now, I am not sure this is even a problem, since it does not appear to have any effect on the working of the pc. I would really like some advice as to what to do. Is there some way to make my pc realise that there is, in fact, no floppy drive? Does this issue indicate a problem with my pc or is it just a harmless glitch that is easily resolved?

Many thanks for any assistance people may be able to offer and I am glad I came across this site as it looks like a very useful and informative place.


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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:35 AM

Disable "floppy seek" in BIOS, and see if that changes anything.

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