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Using Latitude Parallel Floppy on IBM THinkpad

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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 6:52:33 PM

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I have a Dell Latitude C600 with an external Floppy drive that can be
connected either in the CD/rom bay or via a Parallel cable. My company has
given me an IBM Thinkpad T40. It has no floppy drive. I am looking for a way
to get the IBM-WindowsXP Pro to recognize the Parallel Floppy connection
from the Dell. I can not find a driver nor does it seem to recognize it. Any
ideas?
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 8:35:45 PM

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"Jeff B" <JBlank@warwick.net> wrote in message
news:42b31be5$1@news1.warwick.net...
>I have a Dell Latitude C600 with an external Floppy drive that can be
>connected either in the CD/rom bay or via a Parallel cable. My company has
>given me an IBM Thinkpad T40. It has no floppy drive. I am looking for a
>way to get the IBM-WindowsXP Pro to recognize the Parallel Floppy
>connection from the Dell. I can not find a driver nor does it seem to
>recognize it. Any ideas?
>

A cheap USB floppy drive?
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 2:06:50 AM

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I already have the Dell/parrallel floppy. I was hoping there would be a way
to use it.



"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Jeff B" <JBlank@warwick.net> wrote in message
> news:42b31be5$1@news1.warwick.net...
>>I have a Dell Latitude C600 with an external Floppy drive that can be
>>connected either in the CD/rom bay or via a Parallel cable. My company has
>>given me an IBM Thinkpad T40. It has no floppy drive. I am looking for a
>>way to get the IBM-WindowsXP Pro to recognize the Parallel Floppy
>>connection from the Dell. I can not find a driver nor does it seem to
>>recognize it. Any ideas?
>>
>
> A cheap USB floppy drive?
>
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 9:08:42 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I believe there is a requirement of BIOS support that the Dell has and the
IBM does not.

I'm not positive, but I am fairly sure. This is why XP sees it on the Dell,
but not the IBM.

Tom
"Jeff B" <JBlank@warwick.net> wrote in message
news:42b4d32b$1@news1.warwick.net...
>I already have the Dell/parrallel floppy. I was hoping there would be a way
>to use it.
>
>
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:B3Yse.143359$w15.28554@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>
>> "Jeff B" <JBlank@warwick.net> wrote in message
>> news:42b31be5$1@news1.warwick.net...
>>>I have a Dell Latitude C600 with an external Floppy drive that can be
>>>connected either in the CD/rom bay or via a Parallel cable. My company
>>>has given me an IBM Thinkpad T40. It has no floppy drive. I am looking
>>>for a way to get the IBM-WindowsXP Pro to recognize the Parallel Floppy
>>>connection from the Dell. I can not find a driver nor does it seem to
>>>recognize it. Any ideas?
>>>
>>
>> A cheap USB floppy drive?
>>
>
>
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