HSFLOP.PDR -- README.TXT ======================== After installing WIN95, some customers have experienced problems accessing the floppy disk drive, specifically after a disk change for operations spanning multiple diskettes (for example, installing a software package from many floppies). The problem has been isolated to an interaction between Microsoft's Windows 95 High Speed floppy driver (HSFLOP.PDR) and some systems. Toshiba has worked with Microsoft to write a newer version of this file for a quick and easy solution to the problem. Within the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS directory, rename the file HSFLOP.PDR to "HSFLOP.OLD". Next, copy the HSFLOP.PDR provided in this archive to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS directory. From the Start Menu, select "Shut Down", then "Restart the computer?". This completes the upgrade process. If you wish, HSFLOP.OLD may be deleted after successfully restarting the computer. Notes for users of previous temporary work-arounds -------------------------------------------------- There have been two temporary work-arounds for this problem: physically altering the HSFLOP.PDR file by renaming it or deleting it, or going into Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Floppy Disk Controllers/Standard Floppy Disk Controller and disabling the driver from all hardware profiles. If you physically altered the file, you will find that, prior to following the steps above, if you go into Control Panel/Device Manager a yellow circle with a black exclamation mark will be next to Floppy Disk Controllers/Standard Floppy Disk Controller, indicating that Win95 cannot find the device driver. In this instance, the replace- ment of the file outlined above will be enough -- Win95 will recognize that a proper HSFLOP.PDR exists, and will make use of it upon a successful restart of your notebook. If you disabled the Standard Floppy Disk Controller, you will find that, prior to following the steps above, if you go into Control Panel/Device Manager a red x-mark appears next to Floppy Disk Controllers/Standard Floppy Disk Controller, indicating it is disabled. You need to retrace your steps to Control Panel/Device Manager/Floppy Disk Controllers/Standard Floppy Disk Controller/ Properties and place check marks next to each hardware profile in which you'd use the driver. Win95 will then prompt you if you wish to restart your system. Upon a successful restart, Win95 should properly use the device driver. -- 29 Sept. 1995Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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