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    Default Problem: Sony external floppy drive vs Sony laptop

    Hi all,

    Could someone please help me?

    I'm having a problem with my Sony external floppy drive ( just bought from someone ) , model: PCGA-UFD5 (silver colour, USB ).

    My laptop is the picturebook PCG-C1MT and PCG-GRV7P

    When I plug this floppy drive into my laptop ( Win XP) , Win XP does recognise the drive, so in the system tray appears the arrow thingy.

    then I opened Windows Explorer but I can't access any files on the floppy disk ( it says " I/O errors occured" ).

    Has anyone experienced this before? someone said it's a common problem, need to do something with the BIOS, he isn't sure ?

    with Many Thanks in advance!!!

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    Graham L

    Default Re: Problem: Sony external floppy drive vs Sony laptop

    Umm. Check for any BIOS settings which might disable use of floppy, but I rather suspect that there might be a fault in the drive. :_|

    It's easy for hardware to be "recognised" even if the actual fetching data off a magnetic surface is difficult.

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