Microsoft KB Archive/104765

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Err Msg: Noncritical Error... Installing a Driver from Floppy


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1


You try to install a driver using Windows NT Setup and the following error message appears:

Noncritical Error
An error has occurred.

Unable to open the file A:\


The Floppy Device service has been stopped or disabled to increase system performance. Since Windows NT cannot read from the floppy drive, an error is generated.


Either restart the Floppy Device service or use an alternate path which does not rely on a floppy drive, such as a CD-ROM drive. To restart the Floppy Device services, use the Devices portion of Control Panel.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords : kbhw
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Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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