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Old 02-16-2006, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to use my floppy drive to create some boot disks for my friend, because his computer isnt running, and he needs win 95 installed (its old). I have the bootdisk folder on my desktop, but when i try to copy the files to floppy disk, the system makes the same noise it does when it restarts....is the floppy drive taking more than 350W of power?

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your bios is set to first boot on the floppy drive (which makes the noise)
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when i make the bootdisks, i am on mozilla firefox.

and if i use the floppy drive, it makes the restarting noise, but doesnt actuallly restart. It also freezes while it does that restart noise.
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don't know what you're talkin about restart noise but whenever a floppy drive is being used, it makes noise. sometimes it also freezes for a while but that's normal. it just depends on your computer.
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i think the system is overheating when the floppy drive is used.

I am only using the floppy drive to make bootdisks, maybe its too dusty?
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i don't think floppy drives overheats your system, i mean all it does is just read or write data on floppy disks. i don't think it uses a lot of power or cpu resources. it's a legacy device

if you're concerned that your floppy drive might damage your system, get a new one. they're not expensive
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i think i will pick up a USB powered floppy drive.

I think they make them...
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maybe your floppy drive is all dust up of the floppy disk you're using sucks.
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the floppy disks are about 1 year old, maxell brand.

i dont think that they are faulty, its the PC unfortunately
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