Bizarre Driver Catch-22

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Since I re-installed Windows XP my hard drive on my Dell 610 clicks
every once in a while; usually while Windows is loading some web page.
So I get the bright idea of trying to upgrade the IDE drivers which
might have worked if the installation process didn't require my laptop
to have a floppy drive!

Does anyone know how I can fix this situation on my hard drive if I
have no apparent way to install the driver?

Oh, and why would they require a floppy when their laptops don't come
with floppy drives in the first place?


Re: Bizarre Driver Catch-22

On 6/29/2012 9:04 PM, Ron wrote:
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That sounds odd.
Should be able to transfer the files to a thumb drive or CD using
any computer with a floppy.
Or download them to the hd.  Stick the service tag number in at
There exist usb floppy drives.

Let us know if the driver fixes it.  I've got a laptop that does a similar

Re: Bizarre Driver Catch-22

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I don't know what happened to my last two posts thanks to Google, but
making a bootable CD was anything but simple, I might have done it
though as the HD no longer clicks and clacks any more. Apparently,if
any driver needs to be re-installed first after a root canal, this is
the one.


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