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  • Hi,

    Your description is so general. Could you give us more details?

    Could it list in the Device Manger?

    If yes, please open the Disk Management and check if a drive letter is assigned to the floppy drive. Please follow these steps:

    1. Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard and select “Disk Management” from that list.

    2. You should be able to see the hard disk partitions and the removable drives connected to the computer in the Disk Management.

    3. Check if you have any drives without any drive letters assigned to it.

    4.  If you have floppy drive listed there without a drive letter, then you may assign the drive letter (A) to it and check if that is shown in “This PC”  now and then try to access it from the “Windows Explorer”.

    If it persists, try to uninstall and Reinstall the Floppy Disk Drivers from the Device Manager:

    1. Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.

    2. Click on “Device Manager” from that list.

    3. Search for the Floppy Disk device from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers from the computer.

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and the restart the computer if prompted.

    5. While the computer is shutting down, you may unplug the device and then re-plug the device once the Windows 8.1 is loaded on the computer.

    6. Again go to “Device Manager” and then click on the “Scan for hardware changes” button.

    7. Check if Windows 8.1 detects the Floppy Disk device and installs an appropriate driver automatically.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:51 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi

    Does windows 8.1 detect the hardware at all?

    Any reason you trying to use the floppy?

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:07 PM
  • Hi,

    Your description is so general. Could you give us more details?

    Could it list in the Device Manger?

    If yes, please open the Disk Management and check if a drive letter is assigned to the floppy drive. Please follow these steps:

    1. Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard and select “Disk Management” from that list.

    2. You should be able to see the hard disk partitions and the removable drives connected to the computer in the Disk Management.

    3. Check if you have any drives without any drive letters assigned to it.

    4.  If you have floppy drive listed there without a drive letter, then you may assign the drive letter (A) to it and check if that is shown in “This PC”  now and then try to access it from the “Windows Explorer”.

    If it persists, try to uninstall and Reinstall the Floppy Disk Drivers from the Device Manager:

    1. Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.

    2. Click on “Device Manager” from that list.

    3. Search for the Floppy Disk device from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers from the computer.

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and the restart the computer if prompted.

    5. While the computer is shutting down, you may unplug the device and then re-plug the device once the Windows 8.1 is loaded on the computer.

    6. Again go to “Device Manager” and then click on the “Scan for hardware changes” button.

    7. Check if Windows 8.1 detects the Floppy Disk device and installs an appropriate driver automatically.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:51 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Was your issue resolved?

    If no, please reply and tell us the current situation in order to provide further help.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:49 AM
    Moderator