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Help getting rid of floppy disk

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


  1. weiser09

    weiser09
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    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

    Thanks!
     
  2. Washington D.C.

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    That's likely a Win 98 SE thing.
     

  3. srhoades

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