Just in case you weren't aware...
Parallel devices are not hot-swappable, meaning that you must connect the parallel device BEFORE you start your computer for it to be recognized.
It is not like USB.
I recently acquired a Dell C600 laptop with a 750 Mhz P3 core with Windows 2000 Pro installed. The unit works fine with the floppy drive installed in the removable bay. However, when I remove the floppy from the internal bay to install the Cdrom drive and connect the floppy to the parallel port with the external cable, the system finds the CDROM drive but the floppy is not recognized.
I need some assistance on how to have the OS find the floppy when connected to the parallel port. I know the floppy drive is fine since it works when connected to the internal bay.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.