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#1 tictx

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

Belarc shows it as part of my system. I have uninstalled it in the System files and rebooted hoping it would reactivate but it did not.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:28 AM

I have uninstalled it in the System files and rebooted hoping it would reactivate but it did not.

 

Please explain exactly what you did.

 

I'm guessing you wanted to uninstall the driver for the floppy disk drive?

 

To do this you need to go to the Device Manager, open Floppy Disk Drive, double click on your fdd, click on the Driver tab and uninstall the driver.  When you restart the computer in installation wizard will recognize the fdd as new hardware and assign the proper driver for it.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

That's what I did but floppy won't work.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

Uninstalled fdd and fdc and rebooted. The pop up I'm getting is "install disc into drive a". Nothing happens.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:19 AM

Have you tried another disc?

 

Does the disc you are trying to read have anything on it?

 

If it is a new disc it has to be formatted before you can use it.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:40 PM

The discs have information on them that I now need. I think the unit may be faulty.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:48 PM

If the media is viable, then it would be logical to assume it is the fdd.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:59 AM

Addendum to original post on Jan 31? I bought a new floppy drive. Uninstalled fdd and fdc in devise manager and rebooted. I am still getting the pop up to insert a disc into drive A.


Edited by hamluis, 10 February 2014 - 03:03 PM.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

Have you tried other floppy disks? Put a new (no data on it) disk into the drive and right click on it > format. Then try to copy a notepad document to the new formatted disk. If this works you may have a bad disk, I have heard they can go south after years just sitting especially if it is not in a dark dry environment.

 

In your my computer or computer folder, do you see the floppy drive? If it is not even in the list, you may need to go and delete the upper and lower filters from regedit see instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812489


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

Have you tried another ribbon cable, also some do not have the key tab and can be inserted upside down.  The system will not see a drive if the cable is inserted wrong.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

Also ensure the FDD is correctly configured in the BIOS - it may have defaulted to the wrong type.


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