Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:39 PM
My 31/2 floppy drive started giving me messages like.."Not formatted...do you want to now?"
I changed the disc and got the same message. Doing system checks, I got this message..
"Saturday, July 11, 2009 Sfloppy The device, \Device\Floppy1, has a bad block."
Going on the assumption that this drive no longer operates, I bought an new external usb drive.
I installed the driver with the enclosed cd and my computer accepted it.
The first time I used it,several of my needed files showed up. The next time,with a *DIFFERENT* disc I got
the same exact files showing, as if I never changed the disc. Did 3 different discs with
same content shown.
Now, checking properties, I get the needs to be formated message AGAIN.
Surely, the new usb drive can't be bad, but I'm lost as to how to fix all this.