lost adrive



noitisnotme
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
I have lost the a floppy drive in my computer. I went to the registry to
remove the upper and lower filters as per microsoft but only found one of
them. Remove and restarted and still no floppy drive. I changed bios to
boot from floppy and it went to the floppy drive. windows just does not see
the drive.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Hi noitisnotme,

Have you looked at Device Manager yet? Is it detected there? How about the
floppy drive controller?

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

> I have lost the a floppy drive in my computer. I went to the registry to
> remove the upper and lower filters as per microsoft but only found one of
> them. Remove and restarted and still no floppy drive. I changed bios to
> boot from floppy and it went to the floppy drive. windows just does not
> see the drive.

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
In addition to Rick's great advice.....

Go to Start/Run/services.msc

In the right pane find Shell Hardware Detection and set it to Automatic.

Floppy Disk is Not Accessible, Not Formatted, or Not Recognized by Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;140060

The Floppy Disk Drive Is Missing in My Computer Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812489

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"noitisnotme" <noitisnotme@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CE1193C2-7DE7-419E-8518-A034AC44A69E@microsoft.com...
>I have lost the a floppy drive in my computer. I went to the registry to
> remove the upper and lower filters as per microsoft but only found one of
> them. Remove and restarted and still no floppy drive. I changed bios to
> boot from floppy and it went to the floppy drive. windows just does not
> see
> the drive.


lost adrive