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What is Win9x 32-bit Floppy Driver?

Posted By : michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 8, 2004

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My floppy makes noise when im copying, pasting files, opening programs and right clicking into a file and also when i point the mouse on new when you right click the mouse.its really annoying!how do i fix that?

This question was answered on June 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Either system could be having a problem with the Win9x 32-bit floppy driver (HSFLOP.PDR) and some incompatible floppy controllers (Super I/O chips) used on some motherboards Try running your system in Safe Mode If the floppy drive works properly in Safe Mode then you have a problem with the 32-bit high speed floppy driver and your controller To disable the 32-bit driver and use the 16-bit driver in your motherboard BIOS instead and run Windows normally follow these steps: Right click on My Computer, then click Properties on the menu that appears Click the Device Manager tab Second Double-click Floppy Disk Controllers Click the floppy disk controller for the drive you are having problems with then click Properties Click the Disable In This Hardware Profile check box to select it This disables the Windows protected-mode driver for the floppy disk drive controller Click OK After this Restart Windows normally your system will now be using the 16-bit built-in BIOS driver for the floppy controller under Windows If this doesn't work then you probably have a bad drive, cable, or controller (built-in to the motherboard) First replace the cable, then the drive, and if those don't help, then finally the motherboard In most cases you'll find the Windows device driver, cable, or drive is the one with the problem.

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Posted by michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 8, 2004

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