How do I get rid of 3.5 floppy which does not physically exist.


When I go to MY Computer, to check the drives, I see a Drive A: 3 ½, floppy drive installed.

This drive appears together with the other drives when I run a check like in System Information.

If I go to Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager,  the drive is there meeting all the requirements and showing that it is working properly.

If I uninstall the drive, it goes away, but when I turn my computer ON again, I get a message that a new hardware was found, bringing back the floppy drive again
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Leon TealeSenior Penetration TesterCommented:
disable it in BIOS both presence and floppy seek. OR Use TweakUI to remove the drive from showing up in My Computer. Remove the floppy disk controller in safe mode from device manager.  

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Leon TealeSenior Penetration TesterCommented:
I've found using a tool called 'DLMANIP' to remove it during startup does the trick. Insert it in your autoexec. bat file to remove it prior to boot.

Usage in autoexec.bat would be:

dlmanip delete A
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
if I remove it from the bios then i cannot install a usb type floppy...
solunatecAuthor Commented:
Is there a place in the registry instead...
solunatec--If it is causing no problems, perhaps ignore it?
solunatecAuthor Commented:
the problem is that then you cant put another real 3.5 floppy in; any ways as I said it seems that the floppy was another voltage than the needed and I think some damage was done: thank you everyone...anyways I have bigger problems...
solunatecAuthor Commented:
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