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floppy drives

By vharper616 ·
floppy drive says disk is not formatted,everytime i try to use it,even with disks i know have information on them. HELP !!

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Alignment problem

by garyking1 In reply to floppy drives

Floppy drives can go out of alignment. Try replacing the drive itself, they're cheap. Or verify the floppy on another computer.

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another thing

by Mighty Chef In reply to Alignment problem

It may also become dusty, so that dust prevents from FDD to read diskettes properly.
Before you purchase another FDD try one of these cleaning diskettes. Sometimes works for me

Mighty Chef
Binarica.com

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add to another thing

by mdn7779 In reply to another thing

You would be surprised how many floppies go bad just sitting around. I buy mine in bulk, because 10% of them are bad right out of the box.

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