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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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Re: reinstalling

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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Can I use a Bytecc BT-144 usb external floppy disk drive with an iMac running OS 10.10.1?

I'm not a Mac tech, but I wouldn't see why not. Floppy drives are kinda old school now. You may need a driver for the floppy. Check online and see what you can find. Download and install it.

Or you may have to plug the floppy in, then reboot, to get the Mac to recognize it, especially with a USB port. Some old Windozz machines were like that...maybe your Mac too????

Mac OS is very close to Linux/Unix systems, which have awful support for floppy drives. That's another possibility.

If your windows machine can't read the disk, makes me think the floppy drive is bad or you have corrupted files on the disk. Try a couple known good floppy disks on the Windoz box and see what happens. Or another removable floppy drive. They cost $5 to $10 now.

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Running windowsXP pro sp3 ids TEAC floppy in CP sys but no A drive in explorer

I too am having a problem with the Sabrent floppy drive.
I'm running a windows 7, 64bit system, everything installed ok,
but I kept getting a "install disk" message every time I tried to
access the drive. (I did have a disk installed.)
Any thoughts?

Feb 21, 2012 | Sabrent External Floppy Drive

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I have a SmartDisk External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy

well you I&hash39; have got problems the first thing i would be looking for would be a bad driver to this device if you are having trouble with your drivers
here is a general look at the drivers and how to update them
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
if the problem still persists check the leads that attach to this device make sure they have secure seatings or just replace them they could be faulty from overstreching
hope this helps

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Absolutely EVERY floppy disk inserted tells me that the disk is NOT FORMATTED. I know for a fact that there are files on them.

I suspect a problem with either your former drive or the TECC drive. May I suggest you try formatting a disk with the TECC to see it will recognize that disk as formatted?

If your other drive was a little off and all your floppies were written by that drive, I hope you still have it. On the other hand, if the floppies were written by the TECC, it being a external drive, it may have been dropped accidently and it now is out of whack requiring adjustment.

Im sorry you are having this trouble.

Dec 05, 2010 | BYTECC (BT144) External Floppy Drive

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Drive has changed from D to G and will not record

Removable devices that act as readers, storage, or burners normally are given random letters starting with the lowest letter available. It sounds like your computer is not recognizing the drive.


Go to Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management. From this point, Id like you to find your Drive. Should be under the "Other Devices" area, "Disk Drives", or "Floppy Disk Drives". Once found, please right click and go to Properties. I want you to "Uninstall" the driver for your floppy. After this, delete anything that came with the software(Not your personals, of course). Finally, reinstall your drivers for the drive and see if that helped. please message me if it does not.

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I am now unable to access a floppy disk that I had been able to access for years. I now get an error message that tells me the disk has no ID address mark. How do I fix this?

Try changing the stting switch on the disk. I think it is for formatting or something like that. Try moving it to the opposite direction and then put it in your computer again ;) Good Luck

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Acer aspire 7520 totaly restoring from blank screen that as

In case of computer have crashed due to operating system , the computer could access the floppy drive or any other external media drive including CD, USB drive. There should be POST once you power the computer on . The black screen sound like hardware problem, so you must check the problem in any addon cards, cpu, motherboard, power supply to access the floppy disk.

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New Dell Internal / External USB Floppy Drive 1.44Mb

It would appear that you may need to do a couple of things in order to restore the drive back to normal. I would disconnect the drive using the icon provided to this effect and doing it after the message says it's safe to disconnect it.
If the message says differently, I would still disconnect it, unles you're in the middle of writing, which you're not.
Upon reconnecting the drive, should the condition persist, I would recycle the laptop and try again. It does not make sense that a disk that you recently read from to burn a CD is no longer readable, unless the mechanism inside the drive had collected debris that caused the data on your floppy to be ruined. That would be an unfortunate disaster.
If rebooting the laptop still fails to read the disks, then try blowing any dust or dirt from inside the drive using one of those small canisters of compressed air that people use to clean their keyboards and other devices and try again.
Should the condition persist, try loading the floppy disks on another system to see whether they've been ruined by your drive.
If they are readable, then the drive would appear to be deffective.
Good luck!

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I wanted to copy some files from a floppy disc to my external hard disc formated for Mac but there seems to be mechanical problems and it says it is unreadable and wants me to reformat it. I bought a new...

Copying files from Floppy Drive to External HDD.

01. Ensure that both Floppy drive and External HDD are configured properly in the machine.

02. Sometimes if virus affected the files of floppy drive, will not copy the full files.

03. Close the small led in the floppy top right side and check once again.

04. In start program, type coimmand and the dos prompt with Drive will appear.

05. keyin Dir A: and see it reads all files.

06. There also it gives error, you cannot copy these files to External HDD.

07. Try to use some other floppier which is already formatted.

08. Ohrr solution is just copy all these files from the floppy drive on to C: and copy the same files after creating a folder in C Drive.

09. Check the Interlink cable is also working fine.

10. If the problem not solved, please call authorized system service engineer to sort out the issue..

Mar 05, 2009 | Imation (01946) External Floppy Drive

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External floppy drive

I called the store where i purchased it and they helped me for free. Thanks anyway.

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