Floppy Disk Drive Mount

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dthomsen215

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I have a floppy disk drive mounted in a Win98SE (OS and that era hardware computer) which does not boot the system, but I can boot on another floppy disk drive held loose in the case.

My difficulty is that I cannot figure out how to get the old drive out. It has some kind of rails on each side, no screws visible from either side of the case, but by pressing on some barely visible holes near the front of the case I can free up the drive to move it about 3/4" forward, but that is all. Very annoying.

I really would like to mount the replacement floppy disk in the case, which has no holes for screws or any other visible means to mount a floppy disk without removing the current one. There is an open slot below the mounted drive, and the loose drive is there, but getting the floppies in and out is tricky.

If digital photos would help, let me know what to take. (Last minute idea before posting.)
 

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You may need to remove the front face of the computer, look for a latch on the bottom of the front of the computer. In most cases where the drives are on rails the front comes off and they slide forward.

If it doesn't come off, then take a few pictures and post them.
 

dthomsen215

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Removing the front was the answer, once I figured out the tabs holding on the plastic front. I even found two more rails in my box of PC hardware, so I mounted a ZIP Drive along with the floppy disk drive. Thank you for the prompt advice.
 
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