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Phantom Floppy Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by UAPilot1960, Nov 15, 2001.

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  1. UAPilot1960

    UAPilot1960 Thread Starter

    Nov 15, 2001
    Here's a strange one.

    I seem to have gained a floppy drive that is not physically installed on my computer. I am using Win98SE and when I go to My Computer I see that Windows thinks I have a 3-1/2" floppy drive B: I only have one physical floppy drive designated as drive A: I have no drive B: whatsoever. When trying to access this drive B: from My Computer, I lockup. Also, when I try to access drive A: from My Computer, I lockup.

    When I looked in Device Manager, all seems well. When I look in the Performance tab, I see that both the real drive A: and the phantom drive B: are in the MS-DOS compatibility file mode.

    I can access drive A: from the DOS level when I boot up but the access is extremely slooooooowwwwwww. I cannot access any drive B: from the DOS level.

    What is the cause and how do I convince Windows that there is no drive B: and have it allow me to access drive A:?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Jan 27, 2001
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