Phantom Floppy Drive

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UAPilot1960

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Hi,
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,
Dave
 
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