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Floppy Drive Not Recognized... Sort of


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erndawg101

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Hey all. Looking for some quick help here. I just bought an OEM Floppy Drive to add onto my new PC. I've installed it, but when starting the PC windows asks for a driver to install the new hardware, which i do not have. Normally windows would recognize the device anyways, so it's not a major problem, but in this case XP marks the new hardware as an "Unknown" device. So my question is does it sound like all I need is a driver? If so, could it be on the windows XP disc? If not, can someone point me in the direction of where I may find the driver on the web? I've tried the sony website, but can't find it. The floppy drive is a Sony, model MPF920-1. I can supply full system specs if needed. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Go to start, my computer right click properties, hardware, device manager. Right click on the floppy (which probably has a yellow ! next to it) and select either update driver or properties. Then let windows go out to the internet and find the driver it needs.
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there is no floppy drive listed in my device manager
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Windows should be able to find the driver. It would be on the install cd. You can also find one at www.driverguide.com. You need to join but it is free.
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