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Floppy Disk Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by awood17, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. awood17

    awood17 Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2004
    I have a disk I have been using for a while now and I have alot of info on it. When I tried to access the info today it gave me a message that says that I need to fomat the disk - Is all my info gone on this disk or can I still access it?
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004
    These disks can and do wear out but it's worth trying it in someone else's A:\ drive in case yours is what's causing the problem. If you go to Start>All Programmes>Accessories>Command Prompt, put your floppy in and at the C:\ prompt type A: and hit enter, you can read the directory and get an idea as to whether or not the files are corrupted. If the names are complete and original they should be all right - if the first character is replaced by a $, it's bad news.
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