1) Is everything connected?
2) Did the drive come with a disc? That would have the drivers that you need, install those. They help.
3) Look in device manager for unrecognised items.
4) Tell us if any of this helps
2) I got this external drive from a colleague so I don't have any drivers if it even came with drivers at all. Is there a site I could possibly get it from?
3) No unrecognized items
Nothing happens when I plug it in. No plug and play detection or anything. But in "My Computer" there's listed a regular old A: floppy drive and same in device manager that's always present regardless if the external floppy drive is connected or disconnected.