PRB: Non-Existent Floppy Disk Drive May Appear When You Reboot with a USB Floppy Drive

SYMPTOMS

If a Universal Serial Bus (USB) floppy disk drive is attached to a legacy-free portable computer, a second phantom floppy disk drive may appear in the My Computer dialog box after you reboot.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, unplug the USB drive before you restart the computer.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Attach a USB floppy disk drive to the system, and allow hardware detection to complete.
  2. On your desktop, double-click My Computer, and verify that a single floppy disk drive icon appears in the My Computer dialog box.
  3. Restart the system with the USB floppy disk drive attached.
  4. Double-click My Computer. Notice that a second floppy disk drive icon appears in the My Computer dialog box.

REFERENCES

For additional information, click the article numbers below
to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

268146 Windows Millennium Edition Detects Floppy Disk Drive When One Is Not Present
302102 Cannot Enter Standby or Hibernate After Computer Docks
277763 Problems Hot-Plugging USB Floppy Disk Drive
288800 USB Floppy Drive Missing When You Run the Add New Hardware Wizard
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ID articol: 311223 - Ultima examinare: 14 feb. 2017 - Revizie: 1

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