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I need to install a Compaq floppy disk drive to my HP laptop. I have plugged it in, but the laptop doesn't recognize that it's there.

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You will need to go into the BIOS (usually called Setup) when the computer begins booting and define the drive (A:) as a floppy drive.

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I'm not you people.
(Please keep track of the user who you ask a question too).

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