When you try to list the contents of a floppy disk on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)-based computer or on a Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)-based computer, you receive the following error message:
The device is not ready.
This problem occurs in the following scenario:
You resume a Windows 2000 SP3-based computer or a Windows 2000 SP4-based computer from standby.
You insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
You open a command prompt.
At the command prompt, you type the following command and then press ENTER:
This problem occurs if the floppy disk controller is not enabled when you resume the computer from standby.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Service Pack 4 (SP4).
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name---------------------------------------------------------22-Jun-2004 18:32 5.0.2195.6942 26,320 Fdc.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software
For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates