Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: How to install programs that require a floppy without using one?

  1. #1
    ^ () ^ BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Philly, PA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    292
    For example, PartitionMagic and BootMagic tell me that it's highly reccommended to make rescue diskettes, but I don't have a floppy drive. I try to put in a blank CD, but it doesn't accept it. Are there any alternatives to this? Thanks in advance.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    harrycary's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Omaha, Ne USA
    Posts
    1,078
    A jump drive should work just fine. Click the browse button and navigate to it.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    ^ () ^ BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Philly, PA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    292
    ^ That's what I was thinking. Does this seem like a good deal?

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...=0&dcaid=15891

    Thanks for the help.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    You can always get an external floppy that hooks up to your USB. They are more expensive than internal types but would be certain to work, Usb drives don't work on all machines and your bios has to be able to boot from Usb so check that before you buy. Sometimes a program like partition magic is setup to go to the A: drive and getting it on to a Usb device that gets a different drive letter may not be possible, check out their sites for Usb compatibility.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •