Problem With Floppy

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I'm running Windows XP SP2. My floppy drive does not work. It shows up
in Device Manager as a standard disk controler. It does not show up in
My Computer. It does work if I reboot to a command prompt. Someone
suggested I need real-mode drivers. If that's true, where can I get
them and how should I install? Thanks.

Re: Problem With Floppy

Tarkus wrote:
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What shows up in Device Manager? You should almost certainly have a
"Standard floppy disk controller" showing under "Floppy disk
controllers" and a "Floppy disk drive" showing under "Floppy disk
drives". A drivers should show for each of these, the system should
report no problems with either and should say that they are working
normally and are enabled. You should _not_ find the floppy mentioned
under Disk Management if you were expecting to find it there. Floppies
are kind of the bastard child of Windows and it doesn't bother to list
them under Removable Storage either.

John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]

Re: Problem With Floppy says...
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I read somewhere in a Widows group that floppy drivers with XP aren't
great and to always access the floppy via the Command prompt.
FWIW, I have the same problem on my XP Home Edition SP2 machine. Then I
crashed Windows big time. I had to use 2 NTFS for dos disks to fix the
mess. The floppy drive preformed flawlessly.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is going to
pieces in a most laudable manner.

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