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The Win32_FloppyController class represents the capabilities and management capacity of a floppy disk drive controller.

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Data type UInt16

The availability and status of the device. For example, the Availability property indicates that the device is running and has full power (value=3), or is in a warning (4), test (5), degraded (10) or power save state (values 13-15 and 17). Regarding the power saving states, these are defined as follows: Value 13 (“Power Save – Unknown”) indicates that the device is known to be in a power save mode, but its exact status in this mode is unknown; 14 (“Power Save – Low Power Mode”) indicates that the device is in a power save state but still functioning, and may exhibit degraded performance; 15 (“Power Save – Standby”) describes that the device is not functioning but could be brought to full power ‘quickly’; and value 17 (“Power Save – Warning”) indicates that the device is in a warning state, though also in a power save mode.

$Availability_ReturnValue = 
    3='Running/Full Power'
    5='In Test'
    6='Not Applicable'
    7='Power Off'
    8='Off Line'
    9='Off Duty'
   11='Not Installed'
   12='Install Error'
   13='Power Save - Unknown'
   14='Power Save - Low Power Mode'
   15='Power Save - Standby'
   16='Power Cycle'
   17='Power Save - Warning'
   19='Not Ready'
   20='Not Configured'


Data type String

The Caption property is a short textual description (one-line string) of the object.


Data type UInt32

Indicates the Win32 Configuration Manager error code. The following values may be returned:

0 This device is working properly.

1 This device is not configured correctly.

2 Windows cannot load the driver for this device.

3 The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources.

4 This device is not working properly. One of its drivers or your registry might be corrupted.

5 The driver for this device needs a resource that Windows cannot manage.

6 The boot configuration for this device conflicts with other devices.

7 Cannot filter.

8 The driver loader for the device is missing.

9 This device is not working properly because the controlling firmware is reporting the resources for the device incorrectly.

10 This device cannot start.

11 This device failed.

12 This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use.

13 Windows cannot verify this device’s resources.

14 This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer.

15 This device is not working properly because there is probably a re-enumeration problem.

16 Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses.

17 This device is asking for an unknown resource type.

18 Reinstall the drivers for this device.

19 Your registry might be corrupted.

20 Failure using the VxD loader.

21 System failure: Try changing the driver for this device. If that does not work, see your hardware documentation. Windows is removing this device.

22 This device is disabled.

23 System failure: Try changing the driver for this device. If that doesn’t work, see your hardware documentation.

24 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.

25 Windows is still setting up this device.

26 Windows is still setting up this device.

27 This device does not have valid log configuration.

28 The drivers for this device are not installed.

29 This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources.

30 This device is using an Interrupt Request (IRQ) resource that another device is using.

31 This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.

$ConfigManagerErrorCode_ReturnValue = 
    0='This device is working properly.'
    1='This device is not configured correctly.'
    2='Windows cannot load the driver for this device.'
    3='The driver for this device might be corrupted    4= or your system may be running low on memory or other resources.'

    5='This device is not working properly. One of its drivers or your registry might be corrupted.'
    6='The driver for this device needs a resource that Windows cannot manage.'
    7='The boot configuration for this device conflicts with other devices.'
    8='Cannot filter.'
    9='The driver loader for the device is missing.'
   10='This device is not working properly because the controlling firmware is reporting the resources for the device incorrectly.'
   11='This device cannot start.'
   12='This device failed.'
   13='This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use.'
   14='Windows cannot verify this device's resources.'    15='This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer.'    16='This device is not working properly because there is probably a re-enumeration problem.'    17='Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses.'    18='This device is asking for an unknown resource type.'    19='Reinstall the drivers for this device.'    20='Failure using the VxD loader.'    21='Your registry might be corrupted.'    22='System failure: Try changing the driver for this device. If that does not work
   23= see your hardware documentation. Windows is removing this device.'    24='This device is disabled.'    25='System failure: Try changing the driver for this device. If that doesn't work    26= see your hardware documentation.'
   27='This device is not present   28= is not working properly
   29= or does not have all its drivers installed.'

   30='Windows is still setting up this device.'
   31='Windows is still setting up this device.'


Data type Boolean

Indicates whether the device is using a user-defined configuration.


Data type String

CreationClassName indicates the name of the class or the subclass used in the creation of an instance. When used with the other key properties of this class, this property allows all instances of this class and its subclasses to be uniquely identified.


Data type String

The Description property provides a textual description of the object.


Data type String

The DeviceID property contains a string uniquely identifying the floppy controller with other devices on the system.


Data type Boolean

ErrorCleared is a boolean property indicating that the error reported in LastErrorCode property is now cleared.


Data type String

ErrorDescription is a free-form string supplying more information about the error recorded in LastErrorCode property, and information on any corrective actions that may be taken.


Data type DateTime

The InstallDate property is datetime value indicating when the object was installed. A lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.


Data type UInt32

LastErrorCode captures the last error code reported by the logical device.


Data type String

The Manufacturer property indicates the name of the manufacturer (of the floppy controller).

Example: Acme.


Data type UInt32

Maximum number of directly addressable entities supported by this Controller. A value of 0 should be used if the number is unknown or unlimited.


Data type String

The Name property defines the label by which the object is known. When subclassed, the Name property can be overridden to be a Key property.


Data type String

Indicates the Win32 Plug and Play device ID of the logical device. Example: *PNP030b


Data type UInt16

Indicates the specific power-related capabilities of the logical device. The array values, 0=”Unknown”, 1=”Not Supported” and 2=”Disabled” are self-explanatory. The value, 3=”Enabled” indicates that the power management features are currently enabled but the exact feature set is unknown or the information is unavailable. “Power Saving Modes Entered Automatically” (4) describes that a device can change its power state based on usage or other criteria. “Power State Settable” (5) indicates that the SetPowerState method is supported. “Power Cycling Supported” (6) indicates that the SetPowerState method can be invoked with the PowerState input variable set to 5 (“Power Cycle”). “Timed Power On Supported” (7) indicates that the SetPowerState method can be invoked with the PowerState input variable set to 5 (“Power Cycle”) and the Time parameter set to a specific date and time, or interval, for power-on.


Data type Boolean

Boolean indicating that the Device can be power managed – ie, put into a power save state. This boolean does not indicate that power management features are currently enabled, or if enabled, what features are supported. Refer to the PowerManagementCapabilities array for this information. If this boolean is $false, the integer value 1, for the string, “Not Supported”, should be the only entry in the PowerManagementCapabilities array.


Data type UInt16

$PowerState_ReturnValue = 


Data type UInt16

The protocol used by the controller to access ‘controlled’ devices.

$ProtocolSupported_ReturnValue = 
    7='Flexible Diskette'
    9='SCSI Parallel Interface'
   10='SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol'
   11='SCSI Serial Bus Protocol'
   12='SCSI Serial Bus Protocol-2 (1394)'
   13='SCSI Serial Storage Architecture'
   16='Universal Serial Bus'
   17='Parallel Protocol'
   28='IEEE 802.3 10BASE5'
   29='IEEE 802.3 10BASE2'
   30='IEEE 802.3 1BASE5'
   31='IEEE 802.3 10BROAD36'
   32='IEEE 802.3 100BASEVG'
   33='IEEE 802.5 Token-Ring'
   34='ANSI X3T9.5 FDDI'
   42='Enhanced ATA/IDE'
   44='TWIRP (two-way infrared)'
   45='FIR (fast infrared)'
   46='SIR (serial infrared)'


Data type String

The Status property is a string indicating the current status of the object. Various operational and non-operational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses are “OK”, “Degraded” and “Pred Fail”. “Pred Fail” indicates that an element may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future. An example is a SMART-enabled hard drive. Non-operational statuses can also be specified. These are “Error”, “Starting”, “Stopping” and “Service”. The latter, “Service”, could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is on-line, yet the managed element is neither “OK” nor in one of the other states.

'OK','Error','Degraded','Unknown','Pred Fail','Starting','Stopping','Service','Stressed','NonRecover','No Contact','Lost Comm'


Data type UInt16

StatusInfo is a string indicating whether the logical device is in an enabled (value = 3), disabled (value = 4) or some other (1) or unknown (2) state. If this property does not apply to the logical device, the value, 5 (“Not Applicable”), should be used.

$StatusInfo_ReturnValue = 
    5='Not Applicable'


Data type String

The scoping System’s CreationClassName.


Data type String

The scoping System’s Name.


Data type DateTime


Data type DateTime

The TimeOfLastReset property indicates the date and time this controller was last reset. This could mean the controller was powered down, or reinitialized.



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Content last updated: 2013-12-27 12:14:45 (UTC).