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#1 itnewbee

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:04 AM

I have a floppy that has info on it. When I put it in my drive it askes me to format it. This is an older disc and has been used before. Any ideas why it wants to be reformatted. How can I get the info off the disc. Thanks

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:10 AM

Sure...floppies normally act this way (which is one reason no one lamented faster/larger ways of doing the things floppies allowed).

Go to My Computer and see if you can run chkdsk (put checks in both options) on it.

That may make it readable.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:54 PM

Make sure the metal cover that slides over the internal disk is freely moving and not stuck
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