Drive A (3.5 floppy) won't format disks!!!

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Wind_Danzer

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Hi all.

I just got a new computer with XP and I'm pretty happy with it for the exception of a few snags. One of these snags is its inability to format floppies. Could this be an XP driver problem or is it a drive problem. I can read disks that have things on them, just not format.

Any ideas would be extremely helpful.

Thanks!!! :)
 
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Hi Wind_Danzer,
Have you tried right clicking the floppy drive with the floppy in and selecting Format? See if that works. If not what does it do or say?
 

Wind_Danzer

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When I try the right click, Format... It waits about 30 seconds and says it cannot format disk. {shrugs}

I tried this with 10 different floppies and it doesn't work. And yes, the little tab on the side is closed. ;) I made sure that wasn't the problem already. :p
 
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Check the BIOS settings. Some have a choice to enable/disable the floppy and some have a choice to read-only, write-only or both.
 
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