Ok its been a while since I have used a floppy drive, but from what I remember, you plug it into the mobo, plug in the power, and it works. Except mine doesnt Everything is plugged in as it should be, tried different floppy leads, its switched on in the bios. Windows XP can see it, but if you try and open the drive it just says "insert disk" regardless of whether there is a disk in it or not. :cries: I dont think its the drive as its a brand new one - although I have noticed that the floppy LED hasnt blinked once - even when rebooting. It wouldnt be a problem, but I need to clone my old harddrives onto my new ones, and both cloning programs (Driveimage and Norton Ghost) need bootdisks to work. Unless anyone knows of a program that can clone within windows?.... Help please!