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Floppy Drive Problem w/Win 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by depawl, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. depawl

    depawl Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2001
    On an IBM Thinkpad 600, whenever I try to read a disk from the floppy drive (in Win 98) it tells me the disk needs to be formatted, however it reads the disk fine when I reboot in MS-DOS mode, so it must be a windows problem. Any one know how to fix this without reloading Windows?
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    Copy the disk contents to a folder you create on HDD. Get a new floppy, format it then copy the conennts to the new and newly formatted floppy. Sometimes, disks formatted on other machines or on prvious versions of Windows on the same machine will not work.

    To determine if the drive is bad - in SafeMode (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted), Right-click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside Floppy Disk Drives; Highlight all entries inside Floppy Disk Drives/Controllers, each in turn and click the Add/Remove button; Restart via the Start button. Windows will re-detect and refresh the floppy drivers.
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