Floppy No Show

  jack 15:03 13 May 08
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One of my flock has a new machine- Vista Home Premium
Word 2007 etc.
It also has a floppy drive, but the user cannot discover how to enable it.
No 'A' drive shows in My Computer/Desk top.

I have a suspicion that Vista does not support a Floppy and new machines are sold with no 'A' drive.
Is this so?
If so has the user got a half and half machine
As it is new I have suggested it should go back to vendor.
Or perhaps a suitable driver could be located
Any thoughts please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:13 13 May 08

Vista will see a Floppy drive its more likely the motherboard / BIOS does not in this modern age.

Make and model of machine? motherboard?

  ambra4 15:14 13 May 08

Check in Bios that the floppy drive is Enabled

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:17 13 May 08

willing to bet its a DELL Dimension they have been having problems f conflict between TV tuner card drivers and floppy drivers.

  jack 19:35 13 May 08

I've passed on the Bios set up info etc., lets see what happens
Thank you

  aine 19:55 13 May 08

I have a dell dimension E521, I have fitted a floppy on and i am running Vista. You have to press F8 on boot up and tell the PC to enable it. It is listed as a diskette

  jack 10:16 14 May 08

have passsed on your valuable advice- no come back yet.

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