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#13 road-runner

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:47 AM

 

 

 
There are thousands of old programs to play around with and surprisingly in this age you can't find most of it on the internet.

 

That's no surprise, it's getting hard to find drivers if you want to install xp on a newer mb, and that os is only 12 years old, it's all a plot to buy newer os's from microsoft. :vmad:

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

Sorry but I don't even know why yo would bother, most mb's out in the last 2 years don't even have a floppy connector, and the disc's only hold 1.4 mb's of data when they did work and weren't very reliable.I think the last time I used one was to load windows 98. But good luck if you decide to do it. :wacko:

 

You still used floppies for Win 98? I have Win 95 CDs laying around! :P


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

 

Sorry but I don't even know why yo would bother, most mb's out in the last 2 years don't even have a floppy connector, and the disc's only hold 1.4 mb's of data when they did work and weren't very reliable.I think the last time I used one was to load windows 98. But good luck if you decide to do it. :wacko:

 

You still used floppies for Win 98? I have Win 95 CDs laying around! :P

 

Yup, me to, but you needed a floppy to get it to boot off the 98 disk, and to format the hd you had to use the floppy, you young bucks don't know how easy you have it today.LOL !


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:25 AM

Do not know if IDE to SATA converter would work, these are intended for IDE hard drives.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812119152

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812226024

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812206002

http://www.amazon.co...rds=ide to sata

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Road-runner, thanks for the offer but obviously not important enough for all that. as for the links thanks all, I'll check it out!


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

Buying an external USB powered floppy drive should solve your problem.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

Buying an external USB powered floppy drive should solve your problem.

Except that the OP is talking about 5 1/4" disk drives, not 3 1/2".

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:44 AM

Maybe some kind of PCI floppy controller would work?



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Claims to read 1.44MB floppys.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:43 AM

Claims to read 1.44MB floppys.


Buying an external USB powered floppy drive should solve your problem.

Except that the OP is talking about 5 1/4" disk drives, not 3 1/2".


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

Didn't kyfire say that   5 1/4 floppys are 1.44mbs?                   


Edited by kennethk, 25 September 2013 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:54 AM

Didn't kyfire say that   5 1/4 floppys are 1.44mbs?                   

yea I did but I was cornfuzzled...3 1/2 are 1.44 . 5 1/2 floppies only hold between 130 to 360kB


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