Phantom Floppy drive

I just made a post today in the BSOD section about a unknown driver causing a memory problem. My comp went haywire earlier this week and long story short I had to reinstall windows. After I reisntalled and everything got stable again I noticed something odd listed under my computer, but thought nothing of it.

It lists that I have a floppy drive.......but I actually don't have one....all I have is a CD drive. I physically do not have a floppy drive and it says in my device manager I do. if I uninstall it and restart it comes back. Also if I search for new hardware it picks up this phantom floppy drive.

Where did this come from and could it be causing my problems?


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Have you gone into your Bios and disabled it? That should fix the problem.

Problem sloved

Floppy drive had been enabled in my BIOS settings.

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