- In BIOS, the floppy drive is enabled when a floppy drive is not actually present. If a floppy drive is removed from a computer, the floppy drive should be disabled in BIOS.
- The floppy drive is bad and requires replacement.
- The floppy drive is not properly connected to the motherboard.
If you do not wish to use the floppy drive, the normal course of action is to disable the floppy drive in BIOS. To temporarily resolve this issue, you can perform the following steps which disables the floppy drive in Device Manager:
- Click Start - Control Panel - System.
- Click the Hardware Tab.
- Click Device Manager.
- Expand the Floppy Disk Controller.
- Right-mouse click Standard Floppy Disk Controller and select Disable.
- When prompted, click Yes to restart the computer.