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omnibook 900b swappable floppy

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how i detect my floopy i'm using windows me the syste see but i can't see inside the floppy disk
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by:smurfdesign
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also the cd rom don't work
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Try booting with a bootable floppy. If this works, the problem is not in the hardware, but in win ME, which would not be a surprise to anyone. If you can use both floppy and CD at the same time, try using a boot floppy with Cd support and then try to access the CD unit. Same here - if this works hardware is very probaly OK. You may have to remove these devices from win ME and let them be re-detected.

If the simple tests suggested above do not work, however, you may have a hardware problem or something amiss with your BIOS settings.

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Luc Franken earned 60 total points
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You need the hot swap driver for that HP omnibook to make it work, you can download it from => http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?pnameOID=18991&locale=en_US&taskId=135&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=31640&cc=us&swEnvOID=20

Also, you should install the Drivers package.

LucF

note, this page is for win98, but the drivers also apply to winME
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by:Luc Franken
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The question is a bit confusing, but I think I gave the right answer here, the laptop needs the driver first before it supports hot-swap.

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