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Win2000 + floppy drive?

By Rumpole ·
Will Win2000 recognize a 5.25 floppy drive? I've been trying to install one in a desktop but all it sees is the 3.5 drive. It occurs to me that I'm trying to install hardware that Win2000 has no idea exists.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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HCL

by jdmercha In reply to Win2000 + floppy drive?

See if you drive is listed on the HCL for W2K.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx

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by TheChas In reply to Win2000 + floppy drive?

Make sure that the BIOS is set for a 5 1/4" drive and not a 3 1/2"

The BIOS settings are often by the maximum disc capacity and not the physical drive size.

5 1/4: Low 360K High 1.2MB

3 1/2: Low 720K High 1.44MB

If you have selected the correct drive settings in BIOS, then you might need the manufactures specific drivers for the chip-set on the motherboard.

Chas

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