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Floppy Just purchased a Floppy Drive. I need to download program on floppy to hard drive OR to CD. When I put the floppy in the driver...the green light flashes once, then nothing. AND nothing appears on the comp screen. HELP!

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  • terel Sep 27, 2008

    Plugged into USB, light flashed once after disc inserted then NOTHING.  We have a MacBook and an iBook.  Nothing shows on screen or anywhere.  Any help would be appreciated.



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I'm assuming this is on a PC. If so, inserting a floppy will not cause the PC to do anything. (The reasons for this are historical and not important to solving your problem.) You need to open "My Computer", then browse to your A: drive to see the files on the floppy. A handy shortcut to My Computer is to press Windows+E. (Like Ctrl+E, but using the key with the Windows logo on it instead of the Ctrl key.)

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