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Windows 7: Floppy Drive Inop

22 Feb 2012   #11
Garf

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

This is intended to go in the desktop case in place of the old floppy drive.


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22 Feb 2012   #12
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I thought you said your mobo did not have a FloppyDriveController?

If you can enable the FDC, just put the LS-120 in place of the floppy, pinned as slave & in second position on the IDE cable.

EDIT: Sorry! Don't need an FDC when one uses an LS-120. It works on an IDE channel.
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22 Feb 2012   #13
Garf

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

The standard floppy drive was left in the case when I rebuilt the computer. I changed the motherboard, power supply, CD RW, etc. The new motherboard had no floppy controller, so it just sits there.
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23 Feb 2012   #14
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Swap it out for an LS-120.
I'm fairly certain it'll work because it's on an IDE channel, and W7 has no problem with IDE drives.
It just reports in as a floppy.

Unless you have two peripherals already on your one IDE?
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24 Feb 2012   #15
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I pulled my LS-120 from my XP machine; pinned it master and hooked it up to the Primary IDE channel on one of my Windows 7 pc's (sata drive is boot h/d in here).

W7 installed it in about 2 seconds, and was reported in as floppy disk drive A:
Inserted three diskettes, and read them all.

Garf, it works and will give you a chance to use floppies at very fast speeds.
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24 Feb 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hard to help without some more info.
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17 Aug 2012   #17
harmie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MANY FOLKS LIKE MY DAUGHTER!- has stored vital pics of my grand baby stored on floppies, and never bothered to get them converted. Now I have drug out a old XP Dell 9150. However, I disabled the floppy a long time back and I can't get it to work nor show up on Devise Manager or My Computer or PC Wizard! I am going to try the bios next after reading this!
I bet there are a lot of old floppies around that people would like to have!
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17 Aug 2012   #18
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Your instinct is correct. Probably on the first page in the BIOS you can enable the floppy drive. Also look for a setting for FDC - floppy drive controller, and enable that too.
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