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Windows 7: Question about recognition of a USB floppy drive

06 Mar 2014   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Question about recognition of a USB floppy drive

I've been going through all of my hardware from the XP days today (remember XP?) and stumbled across a brand new NEC USB floppy drive.

I thought I'd try it so when I plug it into a USB port, I get the characteristic wave sound and same for unplugging but it doesn't show up in my file manager although device manager sees it.

Any ideas or should I add it to the scrap pile?

Thanks for reading this.


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06 Mar 2014   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did you try inserting a floppy disc ? I think its a bit like a cd rom ... it wont show up untill some media is inserted
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06 Mar 2014   #3
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Did you try inserting a floppy disc ? I think its a bit like a cd rom ... it wont show up untill some media is inserted
Yes, I did. I found a floppy with some motherboard drivers on it.

No go. Maybe I should try to find some other floppies.

Thanks for the reply.
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06 Mar 2014   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just plowed through some boxes and after dusting off the cobwebs I found an old floppy, gave it a quick whirl and it worked. You have to actually try and browse/open the floppy for it to initialize ... good luck


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06 Mar 2014   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks

All I see are the C drive and the D drive.


I did find a bunch of floppies but it didn't ever see any of them.

The priority on getting this working is close to zero so let's call it quits.

Thanks very much for your contribution. It is much appreciated.


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06 Mar 2014   #6
PooMan UK

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No probs pal
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