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By grimley_ed ·
I have a user that saved information to a floppy. The floppy is not accessible. It says that the disk does not have a recognized file format. Is there a utility or something I can use to retrieve the information?

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by adeshpcs In reply to Floppy Problems

Yes try Norton Disktool. This should recover the information.

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by rjstrnd In reply to Floppy Problems

I'm just curious, what size is the floppy disk rated at? 1.44MB? 750KB? If your computer has a 1.44MB Floppy disk drive, which I'm sure it does, using a disk rated lower than 1.44MB will not work. If this is the case, just have the user save the information to a floppy disk rated at 1.44MB. Otherwise, if this is not the problem, you could try using the utility program, Scandisk, found in Windows 95 or Windows 98.

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by Lumumba In reply to Floppy Problems

Please follow this instruction: Goto My Computer then insert any floppy disk in your drive after go to File menu choose format command and then 'dont format' I want you only to check the formating of you're floppy if is at 1.44mb or 720k, 2.88 or 5.5" please before any change to 1.44 instead of others close that dialog then double click Again you're floppy drive to see how is it. If function proper you're problem are solved if not go to next step:
Restart you're system go to Cmos Setup and check you're Floppy what is it and if are not 1.44mb change to be 1.44 insteady of 2.88, 720, 0r if you are using 5.5" floppy make it 720k.
Go Ahead Tech.

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