Floppy Drive Shuts Down Computer

I own a 2005 dell 8400 xp, it did not come with a floppy drive. When i purchased my designer i embroidery unit it required floppies. I ordered a small floppy drive and plugged it in a usb port. For the past couple of years this had worked fine. Now when i plug it in the computer acts as though something is attacking it and shuts down. I use frontier "peace of mind" for my troubleshooting and what not and they told me that when windows did an upgrade it must have down something to no longer recognize the floppy drive and suggested i call dell. Since my computer is no longer under warranted they wouldn't hep me. What can i do?

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Problem description : when i try to backup to my seagate 3. 5 inch push button backup 250 gb 2. 0 external hard drive, model # st3250 601u2rk, my computer shuts down and i get this message:

Problem signature:
Problem event name: bluescreen
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 768. 3
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Additional information about the problem:
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Shut down unexpectedly

Problem signature
Problem event name: bluescreen
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 768. 3
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