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Drivers to make an XT machine recognize external floppy drive by Compaq

I am trying to get an IBM 5150 to recognize an external Compaq 3.25 floppy drive. Objective: To get data off of 5-1/2 floppies on 3.25 floppies so that today's computers can read the data.

I have a Compaq external floppy drive connected to the IBM 5150, but it is not recognized. I need drivers for the IBM 5150 to recognize the Compaq external 3.25 drive.

Can anyone help?

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  • Jerre Beal Jan 14, 2008

    I'm not defeated, but could not find what I needed on that link. Have obtained new 'facts' to my case, and even with an external 3.25 floppy connected and 'recognized' by the IBM 5150, I don't think the data will be able to be read, because it's a possibility these 5.25 diskettes were created on a System 36.



    But thanks for your help, and I'll keep digging!

  • Jerre Beal Jan 14, 2008

    Melnavz,



    Unfortunately, the Compaq external floppy drive I was given does not have any tags or inscriptions on it indicating its model or serial number.



    I may be able to acquire another floppy drive (IBM) which the model number is known. However, with more investigation, the data was apparently created on a System 36 and it's not yet clear whether or not the IBM 5150 will be able to read the 5.5 floppies. I'll post again if I have more questions. Thanks!

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    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    please tell the model of your external floppy drive.

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Maybe the catweasel universal floppy disk controller can help?

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Yo can download your driver here . Just input necessary data about your computer. http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?pg=ddfinder&cm_re=other-_-suprcn-_-download

good luck.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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    Emelio Navaja Jan 14, 2008

    yea does could be possiblle. however ,If you have a driver utilities or CD/DVD utilites enclosed in your computer please try to install the chipset. this will optimized the performance of your PC.

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    Emelio Navaja Jan 22, 2008

    The best thing to do if were you i should go to the computer repairman if they some floppy drive that will match in the 5.25 floppy diskettes to got your important files.

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