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Windows 7: USB Floppy Drive not working in Win7 Ultimate x64

23 Nov 2011   #21
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Yeah, but the issue is exactly the opposite - the disk he has is not a HD disk.


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24 Nov 2011   #22
bioNuke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well guess what, guys? I bought some 1.44mb floppies yesterday and they arrived today. I saved a file on one at work to make sure it works, then took it home and stuck it in the drive, worked straight away. So I guess this one is solved!!!

Sorry for my noobness in not knowing the disks were 720k lol, and thank you for all your help and suggestions!
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24 Nov 2011   #23
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sir Noob, we are very pleased to hear it!

Seriously though, I think all of us at some time in our computer-related life have had a senior noob moment that we cringe about.

All I can say is well done to Carazon for finding the solution.
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24 Nov 2011   #24
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

If corazon was english I'd put money on him being "ask luis" from pc format magazine lol (new issue out todayyyy!!) As he's just a genius too!

Happy its all sorted I can go back to shouting at my server now
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24 Nov 2011   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear bioNuke! A big thanks to Corazon for knowing what a 720K floppy looks like. Indeed I just looked at a set of 6 1.44MB floppies I have and the hole is in the opposite corner with the write protect slider where your hole is. BTW, this set of floppies is Win XP Pro SP2 set up.
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24 Nov 2011   #26
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Hehe, thanks everyone! Really glad to hear the solution turned out to be this simple. And I agree, we've all had doh moments in our computing careers.

Gosh, my Amiga days really paid off here (speaking of knowing about floppy disks).
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24 Nov 2011   #27
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Hehe, thanks everyone! Really glad to hear the solution turned out to be this simple. And I agree, we've all had doh moments in our computing careers.

Gosh, my Amiga days really paid off here (speaking of knowing about floppy disks).
I still have the extremely rare Amiga 3000T and a a dozen or so games.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_3000T
The A3000T in the configuration I own was around $9K in 92/93
here is a shot from a few years ago when I hooked it up and played some Lemmings 2 on it,


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24 Nov 2011   #28
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I had an Amiga 500 with a GVP A530 expansion board (SCSI harddisk with a massive 270MB capacity and 8MB of "fast RAM" and a 68EC030 CPU at 40MHz plus 68882 FPU). Unfortunately I had to sell everything a few years ago, but it was nice.

It's mind-boggling to think nowadays I can emulate an Amiga more powerful than my real system with WinUAE, and still have full speed.

OK, that's enough being off-topic I think. LOL
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14 Feb 2012   #29
RHoL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bioNuke View Post
Well guess what, guys? I bought some 1.44mb floppies yesterday and they arrived today. I saved a file on one at work to make sure it works, then took it home and stuck it in the drive, worked straight away. So I guess this one is solved!!!

Sorry for my noobness in not knowing the disks were 720k lol, and thank you for all your help and suggestions!
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09 Feb 2013   #30
britewng

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
SAME ISSUE!!!!!! USB Floppy Drive not working in Win7 Ultimate x64

I have the same issue is this person.
EXACT same external floppy drive.
I just bought on Amazon.

I pulled my old floppy discs out, important information on them.
They ARE 1.44 HD discs.
But having SAME errors he had.
What can I DO?

It read 1 out of like 20 discs. It says to format them, yet I can't lose information.
The one disc it ready, I copied information off of it, tried to format it and it said it wouldn't.
Please help!
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