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Why can't I start the computer using a bootable Floppy Disk Drive?
What kind of formats does the Floppy Disk Drive support?
When I try to initialize a floppy disk, why can't I select a capacity other than 1.44 MB?

- Why can't I start the computer using a bootable Floppy Disk Drive?

This can have 2 reasons:
  • Ensure the mainboard of your computer does support booting from USB devices.
  • The Floppy Disk Drive may be incompatible with the computer you are using.
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- What kind of formats does the Floppy Disk Drive support?

The Floppy Disk Drive supports following formats:
  • 2DD floppy disk with a capacity of 720 KB
  • 2HD floppy disk with a capacity of 1.44 MB
Note, however, that it may or may not support the formatting of the disks depending on the operating system being used.
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- When I try to initialize a floppy disk, why can't I select a capacity other than 1.44 MB?

First, check to see if the floppy disk you are using has a capacity of 1.44 MB. Usually you can only select the capacity of the floppy disk that is inserted. This product has certain limitations depending on the operating system. If you are using Windows XP, you can only use a 1.44 MB floppy disk for reading and writing. You can read, but cannot format, a 1.25 MB or 720 KB floppy disk. That is why you can only select a 1.44 MB floppy disk.
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