The Hitachi support site says "you don't need this driver...etc (they're not offered anyway), check with the motherboard maker". The motherboard maker (Wistron) doesn't have a support site that I have been able to find. The various driver update sites either want to scan my computer and auto update which doesn't do me much good, or, they just don't have the driver. I looked through the file db on this site and didn't find anything obviously useful. I used to have a usb floppy drive but I think I threw it away last year. It just gets better.
my plan: 1)HP support (LOL). 2)clone back to an ATA drive. 3)Buy Win7 (!?). 4)Find the floppy drive, copy a driver from the current (corrupted but still booting) install and see what happens. 5)Take the Activia challenge and blog about it in detail.
I can't believe this is stopping me. None of these options sound good to me (esp #5). I'd love an elegant workaround from the overclocked minds at bleeping computer (whooosh !!) <end whine>
Edited by acco_lite, 29 June 2010 - 12:20 PM.