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Help getting rid of floppy disk

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by weiser09, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. weiser09

    weiser09 Millennium Member

    Jan 29, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Here's the deal. Today I removed the 3 1\2 in. floppy from my computer. I then went into the bios and disabled it. Good so far. It doesn't show up in my computer anymore. But, now I have an icon for a 5 1\2 in. floppy in my computer.

    There has never been one in this computer. I have disabled everything in bios relating to a floppy drive, and have disabled the standard floppy disk controller in device manager. Restarted computer and the 5 1\2 in. icon still shows.

    How do I get rid of it, since there is now no floppy disk in my computer.

    All help appreciated

    Computer specs:
    Win 98se (fully patched)
    Abit KD7-e mobo
    512 MB PC2700 mem
    WD 100 GB HD (Main HD)
    Maxtor 10 GB HD
    Lite-on CDRW
    Generic CDrom

  2. That's likely a Win 98 SE thing.

  3. srhoades


    Jul 14, 2000
    Try going into the hardware manager. If you see any floppy drive controllers, disable them.