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Help! Floppy drive refuses to read diskettes

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  • Configuration
  • Floppy Disk
  • Drivers
  • Windows XP
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Anonymous
a b \ Driver
September 25, 2004 2:41:42 AM

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Okay
Suddenly, messages such "device is not ready" or "this
disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now"
started to appear when I insert floppy disks in the drive
A:
Worst thing the device manager won't let me to delete A:
dirve controllers (standard generic drivers) so Windows
can re-detect hardware as suggested here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;131690

Strange thing is why Windows won't let me delete current
drivers!!! it displays a message such "select + to
display a list of available drivers for this device"
though I select right controller (expand all drivers).
I made every suggestion from link above with no results
and I'm start guess with proper device failure.

This is a 6 years old IBM 350 model refurbished, Pentium
processor, 48 MB RAM, 2.1 GB HD, NEC floppy drive device.

P.S. I noticed 2 identic generic drivers duplicated
under "floppy disk controllers" in Device Manager.

Please help

Dale

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Anonymous
a b \ Driver
September 25, 2004 11:01:36 AM

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

Boot into safe mode and delete the drivers from there. If you still have
problems, replace the floppy drive. They are cheap and easy to replace.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Dale" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:295601c4a2c2$564b0a10$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Okay
> Suddenly, messages such "device is not ready" or "this
> disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now"
> started to appear when I insert floppy disks in the drive
> A:
> Worst thing the device manager won't let me to delete A:
> dirve controllers (standard generic drivers) so Windows
> can re-detect hardware as suggested here:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
> us;131690
>
> Strange thing is why Windows won't let me delete current
> drivers!!! it displays a message such "select + to
> display a list of available drivers for this device"
> though I select right controller (expand all drivers).
> I made every suggestion from link above with no results
> and I'm start guess with proper device failure.
>
> This is a 6 years old IBM 350 model refurbished, Pentium
> processor, 48 MB RAM, 2.1 GB HD, NEC floppy drive device.
>
> P.S. I noticed 2 identic generic drivers duplicated
> under "floppy disk controllers" in Device Manager.
>
> Please help
>
> Dale
>
>