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Where is the insert for the floppy disc

I see an opening next to the insert for the cds but can't figure how to open the floppy disc

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The floppy disk may or may not be installed in section 5. They started eliminating floppy drives some years ago, when USB flash started to become popular.

5
FlexBay drive panel
Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional Media Card Reader. For information on using the Media Card Reader, see Using a Media Card Reader (Optional).


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If your question was more basic than this, and you have a floppy drive, then you just insert the floppy into the slot. It doesn't open. Look for the arrow on the floppy disk, if it doesn't go in one way, turn it over.

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    Sorry about that, I had a drawing for this dell model. Here's the picture that refers to section 5.



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There is no floppy disc on this Dell model. It comes with a harddrive and CD-rom only.

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  2. Ensure all network connections are disconnected.
  3. Ensure all peripheral devices are disconnected.
  4. From within the VAIO Recovery Wizard application, in the Create Recovery Discs window, click Next.
  5. Under Create Recovery Discs (Step 1 of 3), click to select the option to use either DVD or CD media.
  6. Click the Next button.
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  9. Insert a new disc when necessary as instructed.
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Writing/Erasing CDs in Windows XP without any Software


1) Insert CD/DVD disc you would like to erase into the CD/DVD drive
2) Start My Computer
3) Double-click on the CD-Rom drive to open disc.


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I need to create recovery disks for my HP Pro Book 4310s in case I need to restore it back to factory settings in the future. I just got this computer and was I told I should get this done. I am running...


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Please follow the steps to create the recovery discs using the HP Recovery Manager.


Click Start>AllPrograms>Recovery Manager.
Select Recovery Manager. This will open Recovery Manager.
Click Advanced Options. If you are using a laptopand operating on battery power alone you must connect to anAC power outlet before you can go to the next step.
Select Recovery disc creation. Click Next. The Recovery Manager will begin creating the necessaryfiles. This may take a while, so be patient until the bar has reached 100%.
Read the table of requirements thatappears. Depending on the type of discs you use, more or less may beneeded; if you use ordinary CDs, Recovery Manager will require more compared tofewer discs if DVDs are used.
Insert your first blank disc, havingmade sure it is fully labeled, such as "Recovery Disc 01" or"Recovery Disc 1 of 2". The optical drive of your computerwill have automatically opened. If not, open manually. Close the optical driveand click Next.
Understand and confirm you want to gothrough with the operation using the type of disc you have inserted by clickingNext.
Wait while Recovery Manager now createsthe first disc. This may take 20-40 minutes as it collects the files,writes the files and verifies the files to disc.
Remove the disc and insert the nextafter the first has been finished after clicking Next. Continue the creation of discs according to thenecessary requirements, up until the last has finished creating files.

Click Next after removing the disc and then Finish to complete the session. Congratulations! You havejust made yourself a set of recovery discs.

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My floppy drive does not seem to recognise that a floppy disk is inserted...after inserting a floppy disk and trying to run it ......it says ' please insert disk into drive A' ? any advice would be much...


Hello there!

Well, you 1st should check is your floppy drive properly insterted into your pc mb. Open your hardware check the joins on your FD(floppy drive) if thats ok, assemble the box. Next move is to check is your FD even enabled in ps BIOS. Open your bios acess general settings, and you should find setting flopy disc 1,28~ enable/disable.

After that if you still experience problems you should thinking about usage of usb pen drives, since floppy drive systems are really outdated, as I know there never been any drivers for that system , so those steps should solve your problem.

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What do you mean by insert a disk removable disk


Insert a removable disk, means to place in the appropriate drive one of the the following:
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Removable Disk
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Check in right side of laptop .
You find i small button press it so you cna ejct it.
Also you can find with my computer .
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Put your disk there.
Let me know if you need more assistanse.
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When a floppy disc is inserted it flashes disk


The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.

It is likely such switch is damaged.

It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.

If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.

The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.

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