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floppy drive died... options?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by barbarosa805, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. barbarosa805

    barbarosa805 Thread Starter

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    My Toshiba Satellite 2530CDS that is from ?? 2000 running 98se... just when i needed its feeble tasks.. ie, the floppy drive to be able to create a boot disk for an old old AST 486DX2 box that I want to load Linux onto...but, it had sat so long the CMOS battery died... and I need a boot disk to bring this thing alive again.

    so, what are options for a 4 yr old laptop? floppy... i could just buy if i really have to, external floppy... but, what the old guy is doing is not seeing the boot sector of any disk I put in... brand new disks... that work in my housemates machine..

    any trick to trying to resurect a drive?

    Thanks

    justin in colorado
     
  2. n2gun

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    Get a cleaner disk and run it. If that does not do it then you probably need to look at other options.
     
  3. barbarosa805

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    will try that... wally world? homedepot? whom might have a disk?
     
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