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tecra 780/Windows nt and floppy disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ron derenzo, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. ron derenzo

    ron derenzo Thread Starter

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    My son is using a Tecra 780 DVD with windows NT loaded.
    He cannot get a file transfered from his desktop to his laptop to continue his homework. He keeps getting an error message when he trys the external floppy drive. It reads: trouble accessing drive A....retry or cancel. We cant get it to work.....

    SO, he decided to try his small mp3 disk player. He plugs it into the UBS port on the desktop and it becomes drive G. He copied the files onto this little thing and then plugged it into the Tecra Laptop..

    Nothing happens. No drivers appear and no g drive is on the control panel.

    Any suggestions?
    I dont see the drive on the laptop.
    I dont know if we need to load anything onto the laptop?
    I dont know anything about hardware profiles on the NT platforms?

    Help....

    Thanks

    rd
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Windows NT does not support USB.
    Some limited support is available with third party software drivers however.
     
  3. ron derenzo

    ron derenzo Thread Starter

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    That was super easy. I appreciate your rapid response. Now I should go look on the web for windows NT usb software????
     
  4. ron derenzo

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    Is there anyway to determine if I have a software or hardware problem with the external floppy drive. I could use this drive to transfer data if i could get it to work. Any suggestions on a test ffor floppy drive?????
     
  5. Dan O

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    Software is not needed to run the floppy drive. It's controlled by the BIOS. Make sure in BIOS that the drive is enabled. Also on most laptops you can remove the CD or DVD and install the floppy. Have you tried that?
     
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