Jan 25th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Is MS-DOS still able to read 5.25" floppies on XP?
Out of curiosity for older technology, I bought an old 5.25 Floppy Disk drive (my aunt had given me some games that belonged to her son, including Top Secret Agent and Drakkhen). If I use the MS-DOS executable included on Windows XP, will the computer be able to locate the Floppy drive and diskette, provided I use the proper command line?
And, it's not so much about XP detecting the floppy drive as your BIOS still being able to support it if your computer is really new. Most 5.25" drives used an old IDE connector that new computers do not have.