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Windows 7: Phantom Floppy

07 Oct 2009   #1

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Phantom Floppy

I don't have a floppy drive connected to the ASUS P5Q motherboard, yet, both Windows 7 and my old XP insist on listing it in both Windows Explorer, and device manager.

Disabling and/or removing it only results in New Hardware found on the next boot.

Any ideas?

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07 Oct 2009   #2


In your BIOS, disable the floppy drive.
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07 Oct 2009   #3

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
In your BIOS, disable the floppy drive.
That, or Device Manager > Right click Floppy Disk Drive > Properties > Driver tab > Disable.
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07 Oct 2009   #4

windows 7 32

I'll check the BIOS. I didn't even know u could disable it from there.

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08 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 32

Yep... there it was right on the first page of the BIOS.

I feel kind stupid to have not seeen that.

problem solved
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21 Nov 2009   #6

win 7

hey everyone!=)

i have the same problem but it streches a bit further :/

after disabling drive a: in bios the computer won't boot it just ends up in the freedos-kernel (wich i do not know why is there at all:P) and gives me: "Bad or missing Command Interpreter" i can use commands but i do not know any, not inn freedos anyways. but if i reactivate the drive a: i can boot ok.

just bought my mobo today, and i have alot of problems with this pice of !*@#...

mobo is asus maximus II rampage p45 s775

hope anyone knows what i am talking about.

sorry for bad english.
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