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I just bought a 2xspeed USB floppy disk drive, but my computer cannot op the driver CD that came with it. Michael Payne

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I believe you don't need to install the driver that came with it. I assume your Operating System is Win XP and it has a default driver for your usb floppy disk drive. That will automatically be installed.

If you want to install the driver that came with the CD, try to copy the whole files from the disk and paste it to your hard drive then run it from there.

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The drive should show up in your computer, most likely as the B: drive and no driver shouldn't be required.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

  • Ekse Aug 16, 2008

    whats the brand and model of this floppy drive?

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Check that the CD is not damaged or dirty.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 16, 2008

    Check that the CD is not damaged or dirty, even if new. Check that your CD driver lens are not dirty using a CD cleaner.
    If you cannot open the CD at all, then the CD provided with the device it is probably faulty.
    When this happens you have two choices, either ask a replacement to seller or download a copy of drivers from factory.
    My suggestion is:
    First post here model number, we can see if there is any download available for your unit.
    After ask a replacement cd to seller, you may need it in the future.

    By the way the CD provided is for Win 98, Win ME or older, if you have Vista or Windows XP you do not need to install any software to install an USB floppy unit.
    Therefore, if you can open the CD but software does not install this is perfectly normal.


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When my computer starts it goes to a black screen and says "no bootable device jnsert boot disk and press any key" what can i do


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This error message - "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key" means -

The PC cannot see a boot file/disk on either the hard disk or floppy drive.
Check the floppy drive and remove and floppy disk.
If there was no disk in the floppy drive then it is a hard disk problem.
Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open the case and re-seat the data cable on the hard drive and also where it connects to the motherboard disk controller.
If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect the hard drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.
A further check on the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port, if this computer does not detect it as an external storage device then the hard drive is faulty.
To get the computer working again, install a new hard drive in your computer and then install Windows on the new hard drive plus the computer's device drivers and your programs.

Oct 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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No Hard disk detected / boootable device


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Disc slot


If you are speaking of a 3.5 floppy, you won't find one on the newer systems. 3.5 Floppys are out of date and are rarely put into new sytems. If you have data that you would like to retrieve from some old floppy disks, you will need to go to a computer store ie: Bestbuy or CompUSA and get an external USB Floppy drive. Then you can save them to your hard drive and then burn them to a CD or DVD.

Hope this helps you.

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Can i create a bootable cd to reinstall SATA drivers?


Yes, you can create a bootable disk
No you will not be able to install SATA driver from it ...

You can get SATA drivers from your manufacturer web site but I doubt you need a bootable CD to do that.

May I suggest you visit www.pcpitstop.com and have then scan your computer. review the report and take appropriate action.

thank you

Oct 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

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No Operating System Presario 1692 What do I need to get this Laptop going again please?


Please answer each of the following:

Do you have Windows software such as Windows98, XP, NT or Vista ?
Do you have a floppy disk or a CD containing driver files?
Do you have a Start Up flopy disk for Windows98?
Does the Laptop have a floppy disk drive, CD and/or DVD drive, and/or USB socket?

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Have a HP DV9500 laptop and I am trying to remove Windows Vista and install windows xp. When I get to the blue screen to start the install it says it can not locate my hard drive and the only option...


Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

If the USB floppy drive is not available, you have the alternative steps to install the SATA driver.
Please refer the following link to install SATA driver without the USB floppy drive:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

or

http://cid-3a2fd42defd10b67.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/sata.pdf

If you have the Floppy drive you can install the SATA driver.

Just follow the below procedure:
Download the SATA driver:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37001-37500/sp37005.exe

1. Download the driver to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are also made available at c:\swsetup\sp37005. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver...."

When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
"Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)".

Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

S=use the driver on floppy ENTER=use the default Windows driver

6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process."

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Sata


The short answer is no. Because of the aged technology of XP it will only recognize A drive (floppy) . A USB flash drive won't work either. You have to use a slipstrem utility like "nlite" and burn a special XP CD that should have your SATA driver integrated into. You can load the SATA driver from computer makers' support site. If you have a CD burner and a working computer you can make a slipstream XP CD by following the instructions available.

Aug 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Can't open the CD driver disk


dear,
install the driver through other souce like cd or download it throuhg net it will not heavy ...

regards,

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Aug 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Bought a usb floppy drive reader to convert my floppies to my laptop. have plugged in the usb cord. what do I do now?


Its easy to use:

Step 1). Just on your lap.
After complete boot

Step2). Insert your floppy connector one end to your USB port of Lap.

Step 3). Double Click on My Computer Icon.
The my Computer will be open.
and if every thing is ok, a floppy disk drive icon [A: or B:] will be shown in the window.

Step 4). Insert your floppy disk into the Drive.
wait till the floppy disk drive light goes off.

Step 5). Double click on floppy disk drive icon [A: or B:].

and the content of the floppy will be open.

have any question... ask me

Thanks
Iqbal

Mar 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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