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hey guys,
i no this seems like a stupid questiosn but... if i plug a new floppy drive into my comp will windows xp just pick it up or will i have to doe sumthing in the bios? are floppy drives just plug and play cause i bought one from a shop and it didnt come with any drivers so i just think that as soon as i plug it in it should work am i correct? now when i do plug it in should i do it when the comp is on and i am logged in windows or switch it of then let the bios detect it.
sorry dumb question but thanks for the advice

the reason why i ask is cause i was told hat back up programs can create bootable cds but all of the back up programs i have used emulate floppys but not make bootable cd's thanks

Edited by troppo, 25 February 2006 - 03:01 AM.

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Hi. If you are replacing a floppy drive no need to change the bios. If you are installing a floppy drive on a system that didn't already have one, it needs to be enabled in the bios.
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i am installing a new 1
i have i floppy drive bay and it is being occupied by a card reader so i have to mont it in a 5 1/2 inch bay
so do i turn of the pc before plugging it in or can i do it when logged onto windows
thank you
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You need to shut down the pc and remove ac power connection before connecting the floppy drive.
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just to clarify:
turn of pc
connect floppy drive
enable it in the bios
and then it should work without having to install any drivers or anything?
thankyou for your assistance
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Once it installed and enabled in the bios, windows should detect it and install any driver it needs (usually all that is needed is a generic floppy driver)
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ah thankyou so much,
yet another question answered by the geeks to go team :tazz:
cheers :)
troppo
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