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found new hardware?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hgibbs, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. hgibbs

    hgibbs Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2001
    On my Dell Dimension 3000 running WinXP, suddenly Windows finds new hardware and tries to install it...specifically a floppy disc drive, which there is not in this machine. Never has been since I bought it 2 0r 3 years ago!
    If I go to device manager it shows floppy disc drive which I have uninstalled.
    When I reboot , WinXP tries to install it again.
    How can I eliminate this action ?
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    Under Standard floppy disk controller, click Disable (not uninstall). Windows should quit finding it.
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