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I really need a floppy drive I've decided, mainly to flash BIOS whenever I need to. I was looking around and noticed they have external floppy drives, which is excellent because installing one would be a complete waste of time.

Just curious if there are any downsides to it, or if there would ever be any problem with the computer recognizing it at boot-time because with my previous motherboard I had to use PS/2 devices if I wanted to get into BIOS, it wouldn't pick up my USB keyboard.
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post #2 of 14
just hook up a floppy w/e u need one... the couple minutes that take would probably be quicker than getting usb floppy to work
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my comp only looks for a floppy in the A:/ drive so USB wouldnt work on mine. Where the hell do you buy new floppy drives anyways? Either the three diskettes i have are toast or my floppy is gone. (get your head out of the gutter)
    
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post #4 of 14
You can get floppy drives at almost any major hardware store. Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. Also Ebay, Newegg, TigerDirect?

Everywhere. Oh, you could also post a thread in the Wanted Section on OCN.
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i have an external floppy...
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Originally Posted by |talian $tallion View Post
i have an external floppy...
Congratulations.
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post #7 of 14
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Yeah, I guess there is no reason to test my luck. Also, external floppy's are like $20 whereas internal floppy drives are like... $7. I guess I'll just go with the regular one... now if only someone would respond to my wanted thread
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post #8 of 14
AHA!
it's in backup drives...
i honestly searched newegg for about ten minutes before i found them.
what search button?
    
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post #9 of 14
If you think it looks ugly with the floppy inside, just put it in one of your drivebays, turned around...
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post #10 of 14
That is a smart idea! You could mount a floppy drive inside of the case, it doesn't even have to be in a drive bay, and use it to flash BIOS and to boot into DOS from if needed. You could hide the drive letter in Windows too via the registry.

I am going to do that with my new system.
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