desperately need advice on floppy disk drive

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by kouijzer, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. kouijzer

    kouijzer Guest

    My laptop started playing up earlier today, i put a floppy in the drive and when i tried to access it the drive made a really bad vibrating noise, i would compare the sound to a small radio controlled plane!!!!
    I took the disk out and it stopped...

    Now my laptop is constantly making the noise, it is definately coming from the floppy drive...ive tried disabling the drive in xp which doesnt seem to change anything, is there a way to fully disable before the OS boots up? anyone know whats happening in the first place?

    thanks in advance!
  2. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    i believe if you go into the controll panel under the start menu, somewhere under system you will find the device manager where you can enable or disable each driver for specific hardware.
  3. heyman

    heyman Guest

    They also make USb floppy drives now, so disable the old one and plug in a USb floppy drive.
  4. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I don't know much about Laptops, but in a Desktop, you can enter the PC's "BIOS", and there you should be able to disable the Floppy 3.5" drive BEFORE the OS ever sees it...

    My newest PC (My Shuttle DAW) doesn't even have a floppy FWIW.

  5. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Just do as Randy said and disable it in the BIOS. It won't even initialize that way.
  6. MrPhil

    MrPhil Guest

    Just a funny thought.... the connection to the floppy isn't upside down, is it?
  7. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    My only thought is

    "Why would you use a floppy drive in a computer these days?"


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