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Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

Sales person found on web site and said it was compatible with the Vista Operating System. How do I get it to download. It is looking for Win 98

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Re: Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

I just wanted to share that chevymom53's advice worked for windows xp. I also read the solution on the other dynex page and discovered that if I waited long enough then the flopp drive did show up in my word processor.

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Re: Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

This worked with Vista. Plug and Play. Just look in My computer and it will show an A drive. Put in a disk and click on the A drive to look at the contents. Worked great. You dont' need a driver for Vista. Compatible with Vista as a plug and play component. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

i just got a dynex dx-ef101,
and i have windows vista,it works,but im lost,,
i hit the floppy drive,and it said format,,
but it wont work,i worte a book on a word proceser''
and i want to put it on my computer,,
so i bought this,,
but when it formats it erace's the floppy,,
how do i solve this problem,,,
please help

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You will have to be the computer administrator to change any values on any hard drive

click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have

click start click to open on my computer you should see your hard drive usually C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7

click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP

USB drives can be write-protected by modifying the StoreageDevicePolicies Registry key and WriteProtect Registry value.
click Start>run>regedit to open Registry Editor. and press control+F to open the find dialogue box and type "usb device" or "driverdesc" to open usb mass storage device or type "usb mass storage device" in the search windows. And right click on it and delete. This will set the policy value to 0. then insert your usb device. It will work fine.
# Remember: do not delete any unknow files in the registry as this will make some programes not work as usual.

If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
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I need help


Two possible reasons:
1. the disk formatting system of the word processor is not compatible with your current computer's operating system;
2. the disc has been damaged and therefore unreadable.

The solution for possibility #1 is to re-save your "book" as pure text and try again;

The solution for the 2nd would be two fold. You need to get hold of a file recovery software and try to recover the contents of the diskette. Once done then you can format if so needed.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

Your Dynex floppy should be pnp both on Vista and on XP. This means that it shouldn't need any additional driver. You just need to plug it into any available usb port, wait maximum a couple of minutes, and it should work automatically. Once installed it will be managed by your computer as any internal floppy unit. In any case, if you need to download the drivers you can find them here:


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