Floppy Drive

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feathers2069

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My drive says removable disk... how can i make it read my floppy have old floppys need info off of them ... please help me....please
 
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G'day feathers2069, it is a major problem, the floppy disks are only good for a couple of years then they "play up". (die in places)
Sometimes using a floppy drive cleaning disk with a bit of meths helps.
Some machines have more sensitive reading floppy drives than others, but as a rule when you strike problems with unreadable floppies you are "up the creek without a
paddle"!
Same thing happens with a lot of burnt CD's, usually only the ones with important stuff have the problems, the ones with the junk usually last forever.
Maybe some special algorithim to disguise important stuff as junk might help.
Someone else might have different ideas......
Cheers, qldit.
 
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