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Old 03-11-2004, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Removing the floppy drive

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Can someone tell me how to remove the floppy drive fully?

I have taken out the hardware. Removed the driver - but it keeps detecting it again when I reboot.

Where else can I hit it to nail it dead? ;-)
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm... I have no clue what youre talking about with those cables. But to disconnect a floppy all you need to do is remove the FDD cable (~2 inch wide cable in back) and the power connection (a 4 pin connector).

Here is a picture of the back of a floppy. The FDD cable is the long connection in the lower right and the power is the 4 pins above it. Floppy drives may differ in WHERE these connections are on the back, but they are the same nonetheless.
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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"I have taken out the hardware". The floppy drive is gone.

I just want the system to know it's gone.
When I remove the floppy driver it doesn't stay gone - it keeps detecting the floppy drive (which is no longer physically there) and reinstalls the driver.

How do I tell XP that the floppy drive is completely gone?
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Ah I see.

Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device manager button >expand Floppy disk drives > right click the drive and select "disable".
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The floppy is still being re-detected when I remove these settings. Is there anyone out there who has successfully removed a floppy drive from win xp?

where is the last reference to the drive that I have to remove? so that it stays gone...

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Old 03-12-2004, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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