So, over the last few days, I’ve had some issues with my convertible notebook. I’m not going to go into details other than I believe I have a bad hard disk…but in the troubleshooting process, I discovered a very cool utility called the “Virtual Floppy Drive." Today, you will have a very difficult time finding a computer (notebook, really) that has an internal floppy…unless you specifically ordered it that way. Well, good news – the Virtual Floppy Drive will emulate any type of floppy media and create the appropriate drive A or drive B. It also has the ability to mount a floppy image. This is nice when you have that driver that requires a blank formatted floppy disk – simply load up the app, tell it to mount drive A as a 1.44mb floppy drive and away you go. I used it and then copied the contents of the new A drive to my USB drive. This is a great utility!
Download: Virtual Floppy Drive 2.1
[tags]virtual floppy, floppy, drive, vfd, image, usb, driver[/tags]