Floppy Drive won't recognize disks


D

daelu

Vista shows my floppy drive as drive A and the device manager says that the
drive and the drive controller are working properly. However, when I attempt
to read, write, format a disk vista reports the the drive has no disk in it.
I changed the drive, bought new disks and this did not help. Any suggestions
?

Thanks !!
 
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G

Gordon

daelu said:
Vista shows my floppy drive as drive A and the device manager says that
the
drive and the drive controller are working properly. However, when I
attempt
to read, write, format a disk vista reports the the drive has no disk in
it.
I changed the drive, bought new disks and this did not help. Any
suggestions
?

Thanks !!


Not a solution, but I just wonder why on EARTH you are still using floppy
disks.........
 
A

andy

Vista shows my floppy drive as drive A and the device manager says that the
drive and the drive controller are working properly. However, when I attempt
to read, write, format a disk vista reports the the drive has no disk in it.
I changed the drive, bought new disks and this did not help. Any suggestions
?

Thanks !!
If you're going to use floppies, you should always have some bootable
(to DOS) floppy diskettes on hand. If you can boot the computer to
DOS, then the hardware is functional.
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

There are still uses for them. I still make sure a new desktop has one.
Whether it is a password disk or I am installing a copy of Win9x/ME into a
new virtual machine a floppy is useful yet.
 
G

Gordon

Colin Barnhorst said:
There are still uses for them. I still make sure a new desktop has one.
Whether it is a password disk or I am installing a copy of Win9x/ME into a
new virtual machine a floppy is useful yet.

Most new machines in the past two years or so have a BIOS that will boot
from a USB memory stick.......I still say floppies are now completely
obsolete.....
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

That's your take on it. There is legacy stuff that wants a floppy period.
I have done more than enough beta testing that things like floppy drives and
PS/2 ports make sense to me yet.
 
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daelu

Thanks for the suggestions

andy said:
If you're going to use floppies, you should always have some bootable
(to DOS) floppy diskettes on hand. If you can boot the computer to
DOS, then the hardware is functional.
 

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