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Floppy (a:) [ Problem/error ]


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#1 EdDyWuu

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:53 PM

When i try to put my floppy disk in. I want to open it by going to my computer and click in Floppy(A:)

An error pop up saying this.

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These floppy disk are fine and clean because i tried on my other computer. But this one i don't know why is not working properly :thumbsup: :flowers:

Any reasons why is not working and know how to fix it?

I appreciate your help!

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:23 PM

Did you try to format the disk to see if that fixes the issue?

Format a Floppy Disk

As mentioned, please do not use the quick format option.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:24 PM

Well.

The Floppy disk is clean. I put it on my other computer and it works fine, but when i try this one. The problems pops up when i double click it...

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:45 PM

Is it just one floppy disk that gets this error on this computer, or more than one?
BTW, I wanted to you attempt the format to see if you were at least able to do this. Of course, you will have to copy off anything that's on the disk to your other computer.

Edited by Joshuacat, 12 April 2007 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:47 PM

all the floppy disk that are brand new didn't work. Same problem and they are new....

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:57 PM

Can you get one of your older disks to work?
Take a quick read through this before we go any further - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q309623

What OS is on the other computer that you are testing these on? (XP, 2000, 98)
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:35 PM

Both are on XP and before the same disk i use works fine. But now seems not...

And these floppy disk are 1.44MB

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:04 PM

EdDyWuu: It could be a few things that could cause this that I can think of:

1. It could be the disk drive is dirty and needs cleaning.

See this link - CD Lens/3.5" Drive Cleaner Combo
Although I haven't seen this particular message caused by a dirty disk drive....

2. The drive might be failing. You could replace it with something like this - Ultra Beige 3.5" Floppy Drive with Built-in 6-in-1 Flash Card Reader
I would suggest trying to install the diskette drive from your other computer to see if it actually is a problem with the diskette drive. If opening the cover of your computer is something you're not comfortable doing, you can always come back here and get more detailed instructions.

3. It could be a defective data cable from your floppy drive to the motherboard that is defective. That could be verified by installing the other disk drive as mentioned in #2.

4. I would never rule out a XP driver issue. :thumbsup:

You can try the suggestions I mentioned above..or not. Over the past few years, floppy drives have almost become obsolete in favor of removable media devices like the USB Thumb Drive.

Hope that helps,
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