Floppy Drive Stalls Computer - Why ???
Posted on 2006-05-27
Granted, I don't think I have ever used my floppy drive in the two years I have had my computer (DELL Dimension 8300). Nevertheless, I wanted to back some smaller stuff up onto a floppy - but every time I try to acess my A: (floppy) drive (be it via My Computer or Explorer), it stalls my computer. When I go into the Task Manager, it is always "not responding."
NOTE: I am running Windows XP Pro.
So, I cannot even right click to format the floppy in the first place.
In the chance that it my just be MY computer, I tried to format the floppy on another Windows XP computer - same result.
Any idea what might be the problem and/or how to fix it ??