Reply to post: I smell an old wives tale..

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?


I smell an old wives tale..

Firstly, Sheila had been using the PC for some time BEFORE the 80Mb HDD was despite running the PC and knowing how to save to a floppy (and hence where to put the floppy), why would she just change habits and insert the floppy disk into a gap?

Surely, if her boss needed a copy onto a floppy, she'd just do what she must have done many times before....unless she thought that the new HDD somehow made saving to a floppy a lot faster?

(PS: I also recall the times when HDD's were supplied with front bezels and brackets so that once fitted, everyone could see that YOUR PC had a HDD installed, as opposed to all the other dweebs who had maybe one or even two 5.25" floppy drives.

I was very pleased with my old 286 back then which had both 5.25" and 3½" floppies, a CDROM and a nice 40Mb SCSI HDD. Oh, and a 287 maths co-processor (which made Lotus 1-2-3 run very quickly !!).

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