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floppy disk errors

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by greist, Nov 20, 2001.

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  1. greist

    greist Thread Starter

    Mar 21, 2001
    Teachers here in our school are using Microsoft Works database for doing report cards, and many wanted to take the files home on a floppy disk and work on them there. When they bring the disks back and try to open them (and even some who only used the disks on a computer at school) they are having all kinds of problems. Some are unable to open the files at all, or are getting a message that data is missing from the database, and when the file opens Works crashes. Some succeed in opening the file, but when they go to save again, are asked to insert the disk containing that file, and it is already in the a: drive. They can not save to it, but they also can not save anywhere else because they keep getting the message that the file is open but it is required. They are all using Works 4.5, so version is not an issue, and they are all using Win 95 or 98. I have looked through Microsoft's support pages and can't find a thing. Any suggestions?
  2. TechGuy

    TechGuy Administrator

    Feb 12, 1999
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    Well, since it's not the version, there are only a handful of other choices, I'd say. Are they all using the same computer? Can it be a bad floppy drive? What about a virus?
  3. Max19

    Max19 Account Disabled

    Jul 31, 2001
    The file(s) may be too large to use while on the floppy. Try copying everything from the floppy to the hard drive, open it from there, then save back to the floppy when finished.
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