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  • My T60 laptop is docked with IBM 250410U with Ext Floppy Disk drive, IBM Teac FD-05PUB, under Xp Pro and Vista Business no problem. Does Win 7 support A drive?... because  it's listed in Device Manager as Floppy Disk drive, Teac FD-05PUB with a error.  
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:34 AM

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  • The problem was fix with lot patience, it turnout to be a Windows 7 bad device driver.....sfloppy.sys. I rename it and replace it with Xp Pro Sp3...sfloppy.sys and now my floppy drive back.
    • Marked as answer by jcr46385 Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:42 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:42 PM

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  • May you need to add it to Public Group first. See if it has the correct Security - Read write settings.
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:58 AM
  • The problem was fix with lot patience, it turnout to be a Windows 7 bad device driver.....sfloppy.sys. I rename it and replace it with Xp Pro Sp3...sfloppy.sys and now my floppy drive back.
    • Marked as answer by jcr46385 Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:42 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:42 PM
  • jcr46385 said:

    The problem was fix with lot patience, it turnout to be a Windows 7 bad device driver.....sfloppy.sys. I rename it and replace it with Xp Pro Sp3...sfloppy.sys and now my floppy drive back.


    Thanks!  I need help on getting around "access denied" I am sole used and admin.  cmd in admin mode no good.  DOS tools same answer.  UAC is off.  mobo floppy is disa in BIOS.  No USB floppy plugged in.  Thoughts?  NTFS partition so can't use s/a DOS type boot.  Maybe Linux...  THANKS


    EDIT  I copied Vista's one to a hold folder, renamed it to new, copied that to system32/drivers, booted under an old Barts PE and did a double rename from there.  Works perfectly as you said!  THANKS

    Kris -------- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P F7, E7200 2.53@3.76ghz, 2x1gb OCZ Reaper1150@1188, EVGA 9800GTX+ N873 , Win 7 7000
    Thursday, March 5, 2009 6:32 PM
  •  Your Welcome!! I'm glad to help and Thanks for your EDIT, it will help the next person......jcr46385 
    Thursday, March 5, 2009 7:48 PM
  • jcr46385 said:

     Your Welcome!! I'm glad to help and Thanks for your EDIT, it will help the next person......jcr46385 


    aha!  so I'm guessing that's how you did it!  Yeah - gotta get a newer version - that one is OLD!  So easy once I thought of it!

    Kris -------- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P F7, E7200 2.53@3.76ghz, 2x1gb OCZ Reaper1150@1188, EVGA 9800GTX+ N873 , Win 7 7000
    Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:11 PM
  • Just bought a Dell with W7 Pro and needed to transfer licenses from old laptop to this one using Teac FD-05PUB floppy drive . The W7 Pro with XP mode is the solution.

    By creating a virtual machine in XP pro (pre-loaded but not installed) you need to go to the top line click USB and attach the connected USB devices to the VM. I did so and next thing was to open folder and there was the information ready to use.

    Sure since it's XP it detects my  FD automatically even the model.

    I tried before many things honestly and did not work. This one at least works.

     

     

    Friday, January 7, 2011 1:24 AM
  • The problem was fix with lot patience, it turnout to be a Windows 7 bad device driver.....sfloppy.sys. I rename it and replace it with Xp Pro Sp3...sfloppy.sys and now my floppy drive back.

    I know this is a bit of a "necro" post, but I'm currently dealing with the same issue.  I hope someone reads this and can respond.

    The problem with this sort of post is that it doesn't QUITE give enough information.  It gives a direction to go in, but not an actual description of the final solution.

    When you right-click on a file, and select properties, you get a tabbed pop-up window.  Under "details," it will tell you the version of the file being discussed.

    Note, "sfloppy" here stands for "SCSI Floppy."

    The "home" version of Windows XP x32 uses sfloppy v5.1.2600.2180.  I extracted this file from a Toshiba laptop.

    The "Pro" version of Windows XP x32 uses sfloppy v5.1.2600.5512.  I extracted this from an archival backup of a fully-updated installation.

    The "Pro" version of Windows XP x64 uses sfloppy v5.2.3790.1830 (stored in system32, so likely still a 32-bit driver)

    And Windows 7x64 (Ultimate) has sfloppy v6.1.7600.16385.

    Now, the claim being made here is that sfloppy v6.1.7600.16385 is the source of the failure to recognize these drives, and replacing it with one of the v5.x versions fixes the issue.  I plan to test this (keeping a safe copy of my existing driver present).  I'm inclined to start with 5512 version.

    It sure would have saved some effort, though, if those who previously resolved this issue had actually provided complete information.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:53 PM