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i don't understand floppy disk/downloading to

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wildaboutu, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. wildaboutu

    wildaboutu Thread Starter

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    Maybe I am the last person on the planet that need to understand this. I try to download from a web site to a floppy, the download starts and after sometime (4-5 seconds the bar graph apprears to be full and I get the message that a higher capacity disk......is needed.
    At this point I put in another 3 1/2 disks. Then when i click "retry" nothing happens. Neith disks has in "used area". so it appears that the info did not download. What am I doing wrong? Are there larger disks that I could buy to stop this? Just educate me if you can.
     
  2. GripS

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    It appears that whatever it is you are trying to download is too large to fit on a floppy.

    You might want to think about buying a CD-RW drive if you don't already have one. They are pretty cheap these days.
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    The download cannot split itself across several floppy disks, it will fail to copy onto the first disk as it does not fit, (hence the disk is empty) so putting in another floppy will not work either.
     
  4. Super-D-38

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    Yep.. Floppy holds 1.4MB that's it.. If it don't fit nothing will be copied..
    If you must use floppies.. You can download to your PC and use a program to "chop" the file into 1.4MB pieces then copy those.

    Many programs can do it.. I use "WinAce", but there is WinRar, and others.. Some are free..
    I think "7zip" would work too, but haven't had much time to check it out.

    if its a small file 2-3 MB you can compress and chop, if you get bigger files use CD's..
    700MB verses 1.4MB... big difference.
     
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