Question about Dell Optiplex GX240/GX260/GX270 SFF Front Panel 7M501 Floppy Drive

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My gx260 shows as having A and a B floppy drive and it only has one drive fitted. The cable is the original with a single connection.

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  • gm0onx Aug 22, 2010

    Thanks for the tip, for some reason the USB memory stick I have connected has partitioned itself into an E and B drive. Its not supposed to be bootable but there you have it.

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Check your BIOS settings (both bootable CD's and bootable USB memory sticks can appear to older BIOS as Floppy drive's :-) )

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