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#1 Jessica32

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:08 AM

Hi,

I have a Compaq laptop that I am trying to connect a mulitmedia keyboard to. The only problem is that the driver is on a floppy and I don't have a floppy thing on my laptop.

Computer keeps saying that the USB device is unknown and won't let me connect the new keyboard,

Any ideas? What do I do?

Thanks in advance

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:11 AM

If you go to the website of the maker of the keyboard maybe you can download the driver from there.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:14 AM

It's a no name brand brought from local computer shop with not much info on box! Any other suggestions?

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:16 AM

Go back to the shop and ask them nicely to copy the driver to a CD or flash drive for you.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:19 AM

Was thinking might have to do that! Big pain in the a** though but anyway thanks for your help

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:24 AM

Sorry I don't have any better suggestion. Do you have access to any other computers that have a floppy drive - say a friend's computer or an internet cafe?
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:26 AM

Na just me. I'll go to the shop tomorrow. Amazing that they still use floppy discs!

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 07:00 AM

I bought a USB floppy drive for just such occasions. It mostly sits gathering dust - but when I need it, nothing else will do!

FWIW - just bought floppy drives from NewEgg for about $6 (US) and cables for about $3. That's cheaper than the USB floppy drive!

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