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another external usb hard drive worked on this computer. I called Tiger direct and they said to send the enclosure back and they would send me one which will handle the 500gig drive. Intel(R)® Pentium(R)® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz Overclocked to 3.63 GHz DirectX Version: 9.0c nVidia® PNY 6800 GT (438/1.18) Total Physical Memory: 768 MB PC3200 Thermaltake XaserIII case Mobo: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Was it formatted on the Win 7 system? weblink

Ok I will try the cleaning disk thing. If it still doesn't work the drive may have gone south! All rights reserved. Click here to join today!

Tried all suggestions possible as found on the net. Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. It is a MS games disk. The drive heats up and everything, it's warm to my hand.

I can now manipulate and read the 10+ year old files. I have about 20 floppies that I was going to copy the pictures onto a DVD and I had tried one or two that worked, didn't try them all and didn't I've also tried two different floppy drives, both fail on all computers. You might be able to copy the files onto the hard drive of the Windows 95 computer and copy them onto memory pen from that, then open the memory pen on

Seagate says that they have gotten a number of calls with the same problem. But yeah thanks and get back to me. yes, mailing the files would be an easy way.2. I used an Ultrastor controller for the second drive.

The older files that were created on a 486-50 computer (Windows 95) works fine on that computer. mikebartnz21-10-2011, 01:49 PMWhy don't you just copy the floppy to a usb drive on your main system and forget about the floppy. Download and install the driver and software from the manufacturer's web site. the thing was, those pendrives i have inserted worked well before with my same laptop.

I have a p4c800-e deluxe motherboard, I have plugged in the ribbon cable to the correct ends and attached the floppy power cable, when I turn on computer the light on Running XP, SP2, when I plugged in, the drive was recognised, however it told me that I needed a hi-speed port. If the drive isn't reading the floppy disk, most likely the heads on the drive on your current computer are out of alignment with the heads on the drive you wrote Bryan21-10-2011, 11:11 AMBut why would the explorer recognise all the other drives and not the A:?

Is it set to a: and 1.44? So no hard drive activity on my 486 at this point. mxapac View Public Profile Send a private message to mxapac Find More Posts by mxapac October 9th, 2006, 11:46 PM #17 Clif Junior Member Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: but when i plug on the external hard drive, a sound confirming the drive can be heard, but not appearing in the sys tray or in my computer.

Very frustrating. I had put one in a couple nights ago, and I opened it up and saw all the files and stuff, and then when I went to "format disk" it said the floppy disk may be faulty, especially if they are old. check over here I can't see it in device manager or anything.

Then try to do a dir or format! Problem solved. Install a new 3.5" FDD in my old computer and then transfer?BTW, my 486 Micronics motherboard has a bad backup battery and I have lost my CMOS configure files.

Reboot to dos prompt by Hitting F8 or hold ctrl key while booting!

All Rights Reserved Theme designed by Audentio Design. Unfortunately, the new one behaves exactly the same way. Can anyone help? This seems to be sort of a universal problem, however, this USB floppy drive fails on both my desktop and laptop but not on a friends laptop, I can open and

I hope that this solution works for the rest of you! Report • Start a discussion Ask Your QuestionEnter more details...Thousands of users waiting to help!Ask now Weekly Poll Have you used Facebook's "Safety Check" during an emergency? Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by stephanie07, 2002/10/06. Drive shows up in Device Manager, but no disk can be seen in Disk Management. is completely free, paid for by advertisers and donations. Greven21-10-2011, 08:58 PMI have a USB floppy drive at work for the odd time we need a floppy disk. It's driving me crazy. I also bought another NewLink external SATA/IDE enclosure.

It supplies 2.0 amps, the drive needs 2.9 amps to spin the disk. Computer Shopper - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top Ad Management plugin by RedTyger Follow Computer Shopper Facebook Twitter Sign up for e-mail updates Desktops Laptops From the Toolbar click Action -> click Scan for hardware changes 6. I need to turn my hard drive on and off about 30 times before it's finally recognised (this takes about 45 mins!), and even then it sometimes crashes!

Doesn't work on either?