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XP wont recognize 98 floppies

By cyntek1 ·
I am dealing with a pirated version of XP Pro. that my employers former technicians installed on the system (that may be the problem) butI have no access to a legal XP Pro machine to test on. I would like to know if it is common for XP to not recognize floppies that were formatted on a 98 machine.

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XP wont recognize 98 floppies

by Ann777 In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

It is NOT common. It may be the floppy drive that they were formatted on i a bad drive.

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by Ann777 In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

Win98 floppies should both read and write in a WinXP computer. The OS may be the problem, or the floppy drive may be the problem or both.

Have you tried these floppies on another computer and had no problem?

If yes, then I'd recommend you start by reformatting with the WinXP (with a purchased license) cd and starting over with this computer.

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by cyntek1 In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

Two different floppies were tryed from floppy drives that were in working condition.

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by shasca In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

I have a lot of floppy problems on my New Dell as have coworkers. I have yet been able to create a 98 startup disc on this PC for another project.

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The problem (most likely) is with the FDD drivers. You see, FDDs used to be more common than they are now and every manufacturer is trying to phase them out and as such you no longer have seperate drivers for FDDs. They now integrate things like ZIP, LS drives, etc. into new systems to discourage the use of floppies. Another reason is the fact that FDD use LEGACY technology (DOS) to work with the OS (in this case XP) and the OS (XP) does not like, one bit, any particular piece of software accessing a drive directly and will therefore block it, or attempt to anyway...

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by jray In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

Hi,

I run a mixed system of win2k server, XP Pro's, and Windows 98 clients. On top of this, no two machines are the same. The only time I have encountered this problem has been when a floppy drive has gone bad (misaligned). Replacing the floppy drive should correct your problem.

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by Loki777 In reply to XP wont recognize 98 flop ...

I have encountered this problem on numerous occasions with different clients. Format them with the XP machine and they can be used on both the XP and 98 machines.

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