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Anonymous
October 26, 2004 12:17:05 PM

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Does anyone know of a FDD that XP Pro will recognize WITHOUT installing a
driver? i.e. plug it in and it knows, like my USB HDD...
Bought a Samsung today that said "plug and Play" on the box, but it wouldn't
work until I installed the software on the CD.
Thanks
October 26, 2004 4:59:27 PM

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"operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4113F79-35C0-4463-8B0B-64EDB46C96DF@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know of a FDD that XP Pro will recognize WITHOUT
> installing a
> driver? i.e. plug it in and it knows, like my USB HDD...
> Bought a Samsung today that said "plug and Play" on the box, but it
> wouldn't
> work until I installed the software on the CD.
> Thanks

I have a Sony USB Floppy Drive. I just plugged it in and windows XP
started its drill about new hardware found. Shows up and works fine.
My BIOS also picks up USB Storage Device : USB Floppy Drive.
I865PE chipset.
My driver disk just has drivers for W98 and W2K. WXP drivers are
native.
Anonymous
October 26, 2004 4:59:28 PM

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Do you know if Windows XP Pro set up would detect your SOny?
I am trying to recover from disaster using my ASR back up, and when I start
the process, I get "Windows set up does not detect a floppy drive..." even
though my Samsung is connected. I did have to install a driver to get it to
recognize the FDD, though...
I am getting desparate to get my back up data!!


"Frank" wrote:

>
> "operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B4113F79-35C0-4463-8B0B-64EDB46C96DF@microsoft.com...
> > Does anyone know of a FDD that XP Pro will recognize WITHOUT
> > installing a
> > driver? i.e. plug it in and it knows, like my USB HDD...
> > Bought a Samsung today that said "plug and Play" on the box, but it
> > wouldn't
> > work until I installed the software on the CD.
> > Thanks
>
> I have a Sony USB Floppy Drive. I just plugged it in and windows XP
> started its drill about new hardware found. Shows up and works fine.
> My BIOS also picks up USB Storage Device : USB Floppy Drive.
> I865PE chipset.
> My driver disk just has drivers for W98 and W2K. WXP drivers are
> native.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 1:55:42 PM

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In order for XP to see a USB floppy drive during boot-up (and before loading
the USB drivers) is to make use that the computer's motherboard BIOS has USB
floppy support and /or Legacy USB support. This should instruct XP to
detect the floppy drive during boot up.


"operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:150E40D3-2D0E-4DE3-8164-4C91FA5B0317@microsoft.com...
> Do you know if Windows XP Pro set up would detect your SOny?
> I am trying to recover from disaster using my ASR back up, and when I
> start
> the process, I get "Windows set up does not detect a floppy drive..." even
> though my Samsung is connected. I did have to install a driver to get it
> to
> recognize the FDD, though...
> I am getting desparate to get my back up data!!
>
>
> "Frank" wrote:
>
>>
>> "operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B4113F79-35C0-4463-8B0B-64EDB46C96DF@microsoft.com...
>> > Does anyone know of a FDD that XP Pro will recognize WITHOUT
>> > installing a
>> > driver? i.e. plug it in and it knows, like my USB HDD...
>> > Bought a Samsung today that said "plug and Play" on the box, but it
>> > wouldn't
>> > work until I installed the software on the CD.
>> > Thanks
>>
>> I have a Sony USB Floppy Drive. I just plugged it in and windows XP
>> started its drill about new hardware found. Shows up and works fine.
>> My BIOS also picks up USB Storage Device : USB Floppy Drive.
>> I865PE chipset.
>> My driver disk just has drivers for W98 and W2K. WXP drivers are
>> native.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 1:55:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Seems that my BIOS DOES detect the floppy, it's just that Windows Set Up
does not. (???)
"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> In order for XP to see a USB floppy drive during boot-up (and before loading
> the USB drivers) is to make use that the computer's motherboard BIOS has USB
> floppy support and /or Legacy USB support. This should instruct XP to
> detect the floppy drive during boot up.
>
>
> "operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:150E40D3-2D0E-4DE3-8164-4C91FA5B0317@microsoft.com...
> > Do you know if Windows XP Pro set up would detect your SOny?
> > I am trying to recover from disaster using my ASR back up, and when I
> > start
> > the process, I get "Windows set up does not detect a floppy drive..." even
> > though my Samsung is connected. I did have to install a driver to get it
> > to
> > recognize the FDD, though...
> > I am getting desparate to get my back up data!!
> >
> >
> > "Frank" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "operaflute" <operaflute@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:B4113F79-35C0-4463-8B0B-64EDB46C96DF@microsoft.com...
> >> > Does anyone know of a FDD that XP Pro will recognize WITHOUT
> >> > installing a
> >> > driver? i.e. plug it in and it knows, like my USB HDD...
> >> > Bought a Samsung today that said "plug and Play" on the box, but it
> >> > wouldn't
> >> > work until I installed the software on the CD.
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >> I have a Sony USB Floppy Drive. I just plugged it in and windows XP
> >> started its drill about new hardware found. Shows up and works fine.
> >> My BIOS also picks up USB Storage Device : USB Floppy Drive.
> >> I865PE chipset.
> >> My driver disk just has drivers for W98 and W2K. WXP drivers are
> >> native.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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