- Jun 10, 2004
For some reason my USB floppy drive is not found or recognized in Win 7 64 bit, it was working but not anymore. Can't find it in Computer Management-Disk Management but it is listed in Devices and shows no conflicts.
Update: As of today my external usb floppy drive does not work and cannot format floppies in both of my friends PC's as well as my own. We even tried the virtual XP program in his WIN 7 PC's and got the same error messages. We now suspect that there was a Microsoft security or optional download update that has caused this problem and after Googling this problem I see that quite a lot of people have the same problem with no found fix. I suppose that I could try system restore back to August, 2011 to see if the problem clears and if it does, would have to re-install one security update at a time in order to pin-point the culprit.I would copy the files off the floppies onto your friend's laptop asap.
Problem update:Troubleshooting is a process.
Take one drive and try it on two computers. Doesn't work on either? Try different disks. Same problem? Repeat both steps with a different drive.
It is highly unlikely to be anything related to Windows that would affect 2 computers in exactly the same obscure way. To be sure, take the drives and piles of various disks to another friend's house who has another type of computer running another operating system. Repeat the process.
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