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Windows 7: static discharge

13 Feb 2012   #11
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
grats

Thanx for the advice.
As mentioned, no info could be found from HP concerning the connections. This should be PnP with Win 7.
I shall see. Thanx again.


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14 Feb 2012   #12
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 drivers

Does Win 7 have the drivers for this medium? I have seen external floppy drives for sale, so I expect this is the case.

The biggest problem I anticipate is determining the connection cabled required. I would prefer to install the tuner card and floppy drive in sequence, since I must disengage my cpu and move it to a seperate room.

I am annoyed that HP failed to provide instructions on this matter on their website.

Thanx again. I will let you know what transpires.
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14 Feb 2012   #13
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

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01 Mar 2012   #14
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
all over

I have not yet given up on installation of a 3.5" floppy drive in my CPU.
My desktop is an HP Pavillion a4310f, 3GHz, 4GB ram, 640GB hard drive, and there is little room (space) left on my 'desktop' for an external drive.

I have two major problems.

The first is lack of an expansion bay for a floppy drive in my CPU. There is a bay for a second optical drive, for which I have no use. I thus need a way of shrinking the second expansion bay to hold my floppy. Also the correct faceplate for this drive is required. Is there such a 'kit' which would accomplish this? Are the parts required available separately?
It has been suggested that I use velcro strips and duct tape to secure the drive in the available expansion bay; I do not have the mechanical or technical expertise to accomplish this, especially working inside my CPU.

The second BIGGER problem is the lack of a floppy socket on my motherboard. It is a Pegatron M2N68-LA. I believe this drive requires an IDE connection, whereas mine are all PCI. Is there such a thing as a PCI to IDE adaptor?

At this time, installation of an internal floppy drive in my desktop seems insurmountable. Needless to say, any and all input would be appreciated, even a

FORGET IT!!! GET LOST!!!

In any case, thank you in advance.


I have realized that install of a 3.5" floppy drive in my HP Pavillion a4310f computer is impossible. The frame will not allow this installation without major mechanical changes, while incurring the possibility of incapacitating my main computer.

I have given up and purchased an external floppy drive. It functions normally; I appreciate the old clicks and grinding sounds indicationg some action some action is underway, despite the wait time.
The capacity is, obviously, miniscule by present disk standards, but it is fun to play with nevertheless.

Since floppt drives are practically obsolete, this may provide some degree of security for storage of important text files.

Bye for now.
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01 Mar 2012   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well they do sell PCI cards that have IDE/floppy ports (IDE/EIDE Adapters, IDE/EIDE Interface Cards at TigerDirect.com).

You can also get a USB floppy drive which might be more useful as an emergency use device that you can hook to any computer you might need it on though, and no internals to mess with. The price is actually the same either way...
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01 Mar 2012   #16
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

@padyboy

fseal has suggested half your requirements, here's the rest:

In the UK:

Lian Li 3.5inch - 5.25inch Drive Bay Kit - Black [MF-515B] from Overclock.co.uk

In the US:

5 1/4 Inch Bay Hardware : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Good luck!
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01 Mar 2012   #17
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
You can also get a USB floppy drive which might be more useful as an emergency use device that you can hook to any computer you might need it on though, and no internals to mess with. The price is actually the same either way...
I'm with Seal. For all the work and extra expense of installing a PCI card, 5 1/4 drive bay kit, etc., a USB drive is a better option. When you don't need the drive, pack it away in your drawer.
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02 Mar 2012   #18
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have purchased an external floppy drive as you suggested. The alternative internal install is not worth the trouble.

Thanx for the recommendations.
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02 Mar 2012   #19
cover

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I like wrist straps and cold water pipes (i.e. metal faucet). Having the wrist strap on while the other end is so near the 110v juice gives me too much of a distraction. :-)
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03 Mar 2012   #20
padyboy

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

mark solved.
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