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i have an hp desktop with xp and aquired an hp laptop
(wireless) also hp. i put in a router and have both now
getting on the internet with no problems.

i am trying to network them so they can share files and
printer without success. when i get to the end of the
home network program, i get the following message.
"no floppy devices or other removable media detected on
this computer, unable to proceed." i am at a loss as to
what to do next as i have a new hp zv5000z laptop with a
cd writer.

any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
assume i no little about the working of computers.

thank you.

don
 
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punch7099 wrote:

> i have an hp desktop with xp and aquired an hp laptop
> (wireless) also hp. i put in a router and have both now
> getting on the internet with no problems.
>
> i am trying to network them so they can share files and
> printer without success. when i get to the end of the
> home network program, i get the following message.
> "no floppy devices or other removable media detected on
> this computer, unable to proceed." i am at a loss as to
> what to do next as i have a new hp zv5000z laptop with a
> cd writer.
>
> any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> assume i no little about the working of computers.
>
> thank you.
>
> don

This is a typical M$ foulup. The twit that wrote the code and his boss and
anyone elsse that might have reviewed the specification for the module
could not think of cd-recorders (available since win 95), zip drives
(almost as old), other cartrige disk drives (syjet, orb, & others about the
same age) let alone various memory cards, the newer "flash" drives
(originally popular in embedded applications) to say noting of various tape
drives as alternate removable storage. Check out win2003 they are still
making the same mistake. Disgusting.

JosephKK