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Formatting Floppy Disk


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#1 Neonknight77

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:22 AM

Hi, I wanted to format a floppy disk, it won't let me, I made sure it wasn't write protected, right clicked drive A:/ and clicked format. It said Windows was unable to format the disk. So then I tried formatting the floppy in DOS, and it worked. I went back to My Computer, and tried to explore the floppy, and it said that I needed to format it, what's going on?

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:10 AM

I've had problems with floppy disks in XP.
I solved them by getting a USB floppy drive.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:23 AM

Try a diffrerent floppy.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:16 PM

It said Windows was unable to format the disk.


Did you try a quick format or a full one? Sometimes when I've tried a quick format it wouldn't let me do it, but when I unchecked it and did the full format it worked. Try that.




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