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    Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    I have upgraded from 98 to XP professional, I have now lost my 3 1/2 floppy drive, my bios shows it but not windows XP explore, any help appreciated

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    Anything showing in device manager?
    See MSKB 310123.

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    What happens when you reboot? Do you see the drive activity LED flash? Have you eliminated the obvious first - that is, has the power or data cable wiggled loose (from the drive and also the data connector on the mobo)?
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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>

    First, I've heard that you'll get better performance when you wipe your drive and install XP fresh instead of installing XP over 98.
    2nd, missing your floppy drive is a problem? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I can't remember the last time I used a floppy.
    You might check the bios.

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    There are a LOT of people (including myself) who still use a floppy occasionally. They are still handy to use. <img src=/S/argue.gif border=0 alt=argue width=50 height=25> <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    Thanks for the reply, the device manager error code is 39, all the cables are connected, I think i,ll need to do a clean install, Sob, any idea what the error code 39 means?

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    Did or do you have Easy CD Creator installed? The reason I ask is that an admittedely quick search at MS, looking for "error 39" under Windows XP, brought up two entries. One has to do with the aforementioned and there's another article ( 320553) that talks about CD problems, not floppy. Maybe ya just got yerself a bad drive, huh?

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    MS error code list says error code 39 is: "the disk is full". don't know how that would apply in your case?
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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    Thanks to you all for the help, I have deleted the CD/R but the problem still exist, I,ll log off and do a clean install, when (if) I get back online i'll report the status of the floppy, Col

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    Re: Missing floppy drive (Window XP pro)

    Hi, I'm back, I formatted my C: drive, and done a clean install, I have my floppy up & running, and I also don't have an extra dialog box showing up when I right click any file, I am of the firm belief that one MUST do a clean install, no upgrades for me, I'll sign off and wish all well for the future, Col

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