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Swap Floppy Disk Drives Without Opening the PC Case

I have on occasion had a PC with a 3.5" floppy drive as well as a 5.25" drive that I have been asked to "swap". The 3.5" drive was A: and the 5.25" B:, and the user wanted them the other way around. This is normally done by opening the system case and physically moving the cable (switching which drive is connected after the twist in the floppy cable). See here for a discussion of this unusual cable.

Before you try this change, it is worth looking to see if the PC's BIOS supports the floppy drive swap feature. If it does, then enabling it will swap the A: and B: drives at the BIOS level, and will accomplish your goal without any need for a screwdriver. :^)

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