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floppy disk is INSTALLED,but computer does not"see"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharky, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    i am helping someone fix their computer. everything has been checked out:viruses,adware,updated,etc,. :D

    --although there is a floppy disk drive,that is original hardware,the
    computer is not "seeing" it. :mad:

    --i checked device manager,all +
    ( no question marks or exclamantion marks) (y)

    --"my computer" shows just the one cd drive :eek:

    --i did a hardware scan....did not detect floppy drive (n)


    its an ibm pen3 laptop winxp


    thanks
     
  2. norton850

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    The drive doesn't show up in device manager or My Computer. Does it show up it BIOS? No hard drive in My Computer either??
     
  3. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    i checked my bios setup(bare in mind i am very unconfident/inexperienced
    tampering with bios changes)


    i sort of looked around and expanded this and that in bios(being careful
    not to make changes)


    i saw the cd rom mentioned,but not the 1.44mb floppy drive. i have a 1.44mb
    disk actually in the computer right now so physicaly speaking,the computer
    has a 1.44 mb disk drive.

    i saw something in bios option called "Quick" boot as contrasted to the option for a disnogstic boot.

    again,i place the 1.44 disk in the 1.44 floppy disk drive,but the computer can not read the disk nor recognize there is a 1.44mb drive. i tried RUN and LOOK IN but the drive is not there either.
     
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