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AlanHo

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My new Vista computer does not have a floppy drive - but it still shows up in Windows Explorer.

I used Device Manager to uninstall it - and it was no longer shown in Explorer. However - after I rebooted the computer it popped up again.

There is no yellow warning triangle in Device manager - even though there is no floppy drive physically installed in the computer - but it is determined to show up in Windows Explorer.

Is there any way of killing the damned thing for ever and ever amen...... B)

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You have to disable it, not uninstall.
(in device manager - start->run-> devmgmt.msc ->ok, right mouse button on the floppy and click on disable)

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Yeah it will be automatically reinstalled, disabling it should solve the problem.
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Thanks guys.....just done it and will await next boot up with keen interest.

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To confirm the problem is resolved. Just booted the computer and Mr Floppy is nowhere to be seen.

Thanks again guys.




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