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My stem not recognising floppy drive.

Hi, This is Darla.
I connected a floppy drive to my system through "add hardware" option and I checked it and It was displaying message that it was working properly. But, it's drive icon "A" not appearing along with other icons like cd drive, dvd drive etc. In bios settings, floppy drive mentioned as "disabled". I was unable to make it as "enabled". Where I've been doing mistake I don't know exactly. How to rectify this problem to work my floppy drive as usual.

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Greetings Darla,
You should have to enable your floppy drive at the bios settings, in order to detect your floppy drive.
To change to enable at the bios just press enter on the disabled option then select enable, but don;t forget to save.
That will solve your problem, Thank you, hear you someday.

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IF IT HAS DETECTED THE DRIVE IT MEANS THAT SYSTEM IS RECOGNIZING THE DRIVE, CHECH THE DRIVE STATUS ON DEVICE MANAGER, ALSO TRY TO ENABLE IT FROM BIOS (PRESS ENTER KEY ON IT, OR +/- KEY TO CHANGE IT) AND RESTART SYSTEM.

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