Hello, I need to install a mass storage driver on my Intel Motherboard. Windows XP is asking for the floppy disk that came with my motherboard. The motherboard does not have a FDD port. It requires the use of a USB floppy drive. According to Microsoft, there are only 3 drives that, it claims, XP will recognize. Something about the "Txtsetup.sif file". I've searched around the web and I cannot find any of those drives. Can you, please help me
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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.
Hello there Alot of times if you search bootdisk.com there is a lot of disks downloads for floppies that may help you Also if you Google this product and use the download after the product name you may be able to find it there ok Hope this helps you out Best regards Michael
Hello hverauditor, if you click on to this website, you may be able to get the "Drivers" you need. 'Cut and Paste to "web browser." Thanks for using Fixya, paul7of9. Click here: Manhattan External Slim USB Floppy Disk Drive Floppy Drive
Check Ebay for the proper cable for the Dell floppy drive. Only a few dollars and plenty of them. All of the floppy cable will work on your C800. Note: the floppy cable is not the same as the CD cable. They do not interchange. You must get a floppy cable. XP will recognize a USB floppy once XP is installed, but you won't be able to boot from it to install XP since the USB drivers aren't installed until Windows is installed.
You see floppy drives are pretty old technology compared to the Vista environment which is the latest. Your floppy external drive will most likely run better in the Windows XP environment along with the necessary drivers on device manager under control panel...and those drivers you can also download. Am sure it will work better with windows 98 or XP.
Windows Vista carries a lot of glitches ....we need to give it more time as it improves. The XP environment works better with older technologies like the smart disk floppy drive. My advice is for you to partition your hard disk and place Windows XP on one side and still keep the Vista on the other. That way you can have both OSystems and still be able to use your floppy drive. Alternatively you can upgrade and use a flash drive storage or DVD/CD. They are newer technology which are more compatible with Vista.