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Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1 basic

    Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

    I need to retrieve a couple legacy files that are on a 1.44 disk.
    I bought a USB 1.44 drive, but win 8.1 doesn't see it in Win explorer; when I went the "find new devices" route (in Devices), it didn't see the Usb 1.44.

    I went into bios and enabled some sort of "recognize legacy usb", but that had no effect.

    How do I get this thing recognized and installed - it didn't come with any drivers.


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  2. #2

    If you are trying on a laptop, it might not have enough power thru USB port.
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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I just tried the one I have and it worked. It didn't come with a driver disk either. I don't see a brand name on it anywhere, I think it was one of those Retail Plus models sold at Staples. I could feel the motor run and hear it as soon as I plugged it in. It didn't even have a floppy in it.
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Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk
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