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No ID address mark was found on the floppy disk"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thericker828, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. thericker828

    thericker828 Thread Starter

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    I am using Windows XP Home. Recently the floppy drive seemed to quit working, but device manager says it IS working.
    The problem is whenever I try to use a floppy disk I get an error message saying: "a:\ is not accessible. No ID address mark was found on the floppy disk"
    It doesn't matter which floppy disk I try to use...NONE of them will work. It happens even if I put in a blank diskette.
    I have not made any changes to my system or done anything else that I can think of to cause this.
     
  2. putasolution

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    For all practical purposes, I think that unless you can clean the heads sufficiently, the drive is ready for drive heaven

    Before you buy a new one though see if swapping with another one does solve the problem
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Since floppy drives are $10 or less, this is not a big loss. :)
     
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