USB Floppy disk drives not working in Windows 10 Technical Preview

original Title - Floppy drives

Hi, I have a USB floppy drive, lets call it generic, no names are printed on the label, and I have tossed the box it came in. (pretty much all use generic MS drivers anyways)

Have floppy drivers been removed from Windows 10? the drive worked in 8 and 8.1 out of the box, using SFLOPPY.SYS

it's listed as MITSUMI USB UFDD 061M USB Device in device manager. I've tried connecting it to different ports, and having windows detect and try to install drivers, but it keeps saying "there are no compatible driver for this device". Windows Update doesn't offer any drivers for the device either.

I've searched Google/Bing for solutions, but none have worked. not a huge issue ATM, as I don't use it much, so I'm ok with it for the moment. And I wouldn't be surprised if floppy devices support have been removed, given that they are hardly used anymore lol.

 

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I've tried all sorts of reinstall even down to only one usb device. My usb floppy just will not work but it is recognised in device manager as a non working device My drive is YD-8U10. It is a newish device.

Keith Warrington

I think I talk to you before, but just to refresh my memory what system are you running *32 or 64 bit?*. I may be able to help you !!.

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I am using Windows 10 on a 64bit computer

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I'm having an issue with USB devices attached on this build.  Previous build was fine.

When I connect my FuelBand or Polar Sports watch, I can't get my PC to detect them now.  Even though they are connected via the USB ports the PC doesn't see them as being there.

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Hi,

Thank you for the reply.

  • Is the issuer specific to this device?

Let us follow these methods and check if this helps.

Method 1.

Plug in the device and run the hardware troubleshooter. Once this is done, restart the computer and check the status.

Follow these steps:
- Press the ‘Windows + W’ key on the keyboard.
- Type troubleshooting in the search box and then press enter.
- Click hardware and sound and run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.
- Follow the On screen instructions. Once this is done, restart the computer and check the status.

Method 2.

You may also look for optional updates in Windows Updates to see if there are any additional updates related to this device and install them as required.

Further, I would suggest you to completely uninstall the USB driver and reinstall it to check if this helps.

Follow these steps.

  • Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.

  • In the list of devices, you should see the USB device.

  • Right click on the device driver and then select "Uninstall".

  • In the uninstall dialog, make sure you select the option to delete the driver package from the system. This causes the driver package installed earlier to be deleted.

In the Action menu of Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option. This will force the computer to recognize any hardware changes. Once the driver is installed, close all windows and restart the computer.

Reply with the status of the issue and we will be glad to offer our assistance.

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Are you running the 32 bit or the 64 bit?. If you have the 32 bit, I will guide you to a different thread where I have posted a fix that I put together myself. All the drivers needed for the floppy disk drive, are actually in the Windows 10 Technical Preview Evaluation copy.  

It's 64 bit actually, guide me to the thread anyways, maybe I can figure it out.

thanks.

Here is the revised install of the drivers update in the Device Manager phase. Increasing the zoom level on this page (lower right side of the status bar) will help reading this small and blurry print.

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I am using Windows 10 on a 64bit computer

Here is the 64 bit revised install, it's mostly for the Device Manager drivers update phase. Increasing the zoom level( % in the bottom right of the status bar) will help in reading this blurry text. 

 

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I know you posted 11 months ago but thought I would mention that at first Windows 10 didn't want to accept my floppy drive either.  I inserted a floppy disk into the drive and tried.  No good, I diconnected the drive from the USB then reinserted and it accepted the drive and installed the driver and it's listed in the Device Manager as Floppy Drive.  Woks as expected.  It's listed in the Device Manager as :Mitsumi USB FDD 066m  USB Device.  I think it's made by SmartDisk Corp.

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Deeply confused by all of this.    I have a Teac floppy.  It worked plug and play for about a month.

Now it doesn't.   The device info shows that it is there and states 'this device is working properly'.   The driver info statres ' this is the best up to date software &c.    I followed the advice to uninstall the driver - it went through all the motions including restart - and then when I check the driver is still there.   So it's 'working properly' the driver is 'up to date'   but it doesn't appear in the 'This computer screen'.    With respect and thanks to A.User - I don't think that everyone who wants to read a legacy disc should have to go through all of that - with a good chance of finding that it still doesn't help.

Could someone at caring sharing microsoft get off of their cloud and have a proper look at this please?

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I know that floppy disks are a rarity these days, but there are still some important reasons to work with them. My reason is a theatre organ that was top of the line 10 years ago, cost $50,000 when new, and, unlike 10 year old computers, this magnificent musical instrument is certainly not ready for the scrap heap. Unfortunately, it has a 1.44M floppy drive.

I'm running Win 10 64 bit. My drive is shown under Floppy disk drives in Device Manager as a Mitsumi USB UFDD 061M USB Device. It says I have the latest drivers installed and the device is working properly -- except that it isn't. When I insert any disk in the drive, and click on Drive A: in File Manager, it spins for about 15 seconds, and then there is an error message  "A:\ is not accessible. The request is not supported."

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

 

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my USB floppy drive is listed as Mitsumi USB UFDD 066M Device.  I have Windows 10 and my floppy drive did not want to install at first.  I inserted a disc into the drive and tried again.  This time it took right off and installed properly and it operates normally.  Don't know if inserting the disc into the drive was the key to the installation or not but it's working OK.  You might try this method and and hope it works for you.

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