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i tried to install a floppy drive on my Win xp that was on a Win 98- however, i couldn't find a power(gray) cord to fit the floppy drive inside my xp. how do i solve this? I have just the floppy drive, no instructions or setup disk.
 

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i just need to know how to connect the drive using the wide, gray cable- the gray cable in my xp doesn't seem to fit.

PS- This is not the same as my other thread. Sorry for any inconvenience.
 

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Where did you buy an internal floppy drive that it didn't come with the proper cables? Floppy drives do not use "wide gray cables" It's a narrower cable. I would suggest returning what you have and purchasing the proper kit.
 

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do you have a connection on your motherboard for a floppy - if not you wont be able to use it

why do you want a floppy drive - you can use a usb flash drive which has far more storage

getting confused
Windows 98 Micron Electronics Millennia Intel Pentium III Processor 500 Mhz
if i can take the floppy drive from my 98 and put it on my xp
whats the make model of the PC you are trying to add the floppy too
 

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and does your new emachine offer floppy support on the mother board - i would guess not as these manufacturers tend to take all unwanted items off to reduce cost

again - just interested why - I have not used floppy for years now

looking at the manual
http://downloads.emachines.com/userguides/DesktopPC_UserGuide_en.pdf

you have an optional floppy drive

so it should have the connector on the motherboard for it
 
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