Removable Disk (A:) Appears in My Computer on Computer with No Floppy Disk Drive

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When you double click My Computer on a computer with no floppy disk drive installed, a removable disk (A:) appears. When you view the drives in Device Manager, no floppy disk drive is listed because none exists on the computer.
MS-DOS always creates drive A on a computer. When Windows starts, this information is transferred to the real-mode manager (RMM).
This behavior is by design.

Article ID: 205859 - Last Review: 10/25/2013 22:16:00 - Revision: 3.0

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