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Reinstalling I installed my external floppy disk drive once, but I had trouble with my system. So I called for assistances. The person restored my computer, back to the default so I lose all my data. And most of the data is on the floppy disk. Now I'm having problems reinstalling it. I get the uninstall and some other things up on the disk. I hope you're able to inssists me in anyway. Thanks in advance for any assistants you may give. Sharon.

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OK ya have to reinstall your Driver for your external disk. Get the name and/or manufacturer of your External Drive... Google the name + the words ...driver download. Download the software and install, then plug your external drive back in and it should be detected and you should be able to use it again.

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