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Good floppy, good drive and a bad WIn 2000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PLC ENGINEER, Apr 29, 2003.

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  1. PLC ENGINEER

    PLC ENGINEER Thread Starter

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    This is a problem that is continuous for about 2 years. I have about 10 new floppy disks and 2 computers, one with WIN 2000 and one with WIN 98. 4 of the disks are not readable on the 2000 computer, but they run just fine on the 98 computer. The error I get on the WIN 2000 is "The disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to formatted it now?". I have changed the floppy drive but no luck in solving the problem. I have tried those floppy disks on other computers and the same error I get on WIN NT, 2000, and XP. I have also tried these disks on WIN 98 and 95 and they seem to be just fine. An intersting thing happens sometimes, and that is when I browse the floppy on the 98 computer the problem is solved, however not all the times. I beleive it is a Windows 2000 problem, however I don't really know why this is happening. If you can help me, I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. Squashman

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    Can you read any floppies on the 2000 or XP computers. Just trying weed out a hardware problem. Wondering if you might have installed the cable on upside down on the floppy drive. I have been guilty of this several times.
     
  3. wedor

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    It is a Win2K problem, I have experienced it but have not come up with a fix yet. Definitely not a cable issue.
     
  4. NameTooLong

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    Were these disks bought with information already on them or did the Win98 machine write them? If the Win98 machine wrote them... maybe Win98 writes in a different format than Win2k uses and good ol' Microsoft decided not to be backwards compatible.
     
  5. PLC ENGINEER

    PLC ENGINEER Thread Starter

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    I know the installation of the floppy drive is ok. The floppy drive reads most of the floppy disks that I have. I am having problems with only few disks that I know they are good.
    LwdSquashman: Yes I can read most of the floppy disks that I have on the win 2000 and XP computers
    Wedor: I agree with you, I think it is a win 2000 issue. I have a solution that works only sometimes. If you prime the disk in a win 98 or 95 computer, it fixes the problem sometimes. By priming the disk I mean, moving something off of the disk and put it back.
    I need to find out what is happening. Thank you everyone.
     
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