I don't have a floppy drive and I don't have a drive a: ... so of course it's not going to detect it.
I've tried going into BIOS and disabling everything i could find that seemed to have anything to do with the floppy drive but to no avail.
NEVER MIND!!! I found another BIOS update that was completely windows-based and it says it "supercedes all other updates" ... so maybe i don't even need this one that doesn't seem to work.
(but if you want to guess at the cause of it...feel free...i'll probably read the comments anyway)