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

09 Feb 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
USB Floppy Drive not working in Win7 Home x64

If someone will look at post right before this one I replied to, I'm having same issues with EXACT same
external floppy drive.
I have 1.44 HD discs. Can't figure it out.
Please help me.
I would list all the issues, yet their the same that bioNuke had. please someone, help me

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09 Feb 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

No No No. Please just post your problem here the best way you know how. Also give us the brand and serial # of the floppy drive/CD drive/DVD drive you are having the problem with.
A laptop with a floppy drive is some what interesting.
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09 Feb 2013   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

+1 on that ^

You see, the way I view Sevenforums the post right before yours is "2560 x 1600 Monitors why are they so expensive."
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09 Feb 2013   #4

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My apologies. LOL. I didn't realize some have other threads in their list.

I have the SAME ISSUES this user listed in this thread: USB Floppy Drive not working in Win7 Ultimate x64

I have the same model floppy drive. He solved his, yet I have 1.44 HD discs and they keep needing to be formatted.

Pic of drive is attached. I have Windows Home x64.

My device manager sees the device under Floppy Drives. It shows under my computer. It tries to read the discs but said they need formatted. I can't format them since I will lose the information, pics that I purchased this for to burn them to a CDR and eventually an External HDD.
On some discs, that I knew information would be okay to lose, I chose to format, It stated it was not able to.
I'm at a loss. When I bought this, it said it would work with Win7, now I'm not so sure.

Any other information needed let me know. I put all my specs when registered.

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10 Feb 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Is the information on the floppy NTSF?
Did you install the drivers?
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11 Feb 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
+1 on that ^

You see, the way I view Sevenforums the post right before yours is "2560 x 1600 Monitors why are they so expensive."
Yes. It installed plug and play, but i used the CD that came with it to install correct drivers,
The pic is bottom of floppy drive.
I've tried HD 1.44 diskettes and the 720KB ones.
I saw on a post where the user had same problems, they were fixed when he used 1.44mb disks. That's basically all I have my saved data on.

Acer Aspire, Windows 7 Home x64
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11 Feb 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

TRy plugging the drive into a different USB port. If that doesn't work, if you know someone with a PC running Win 7 try the floppy drive in their PC. You shouldn't need to install any drivers in a Win 7 PC!
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20 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I've just had the similar problems with the same USB floppy drive as you, 'britewng'. I read through the long 'bioNuke' thread, too.

My first problem was a lot of noise from the drive; the second, either hanging or an error message with 'the disc is not formatted', etc..

The answer to the first problem I found to be to plug the USB floppy directly into the motherboard USB slot. Previously I had used an extension or a hub. The answer to the second problem was suggested by the last post in the 'bioNuke' thread, i.e. go to BIOS and disable HPET. I had no idea what HPET was, but I went into my ASUS motherboard BIOS and had another look at the Floppy drive part. I found that the floppy controller was on the 'auto' setting. I decided to try the 'floppy' setting. Problem seems to have been solved and at least the files on the discs are showing up now and I expect everything else will be fine.
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