Just wondering if there's another cause besides a hardware issue. Both computers use windows XP. Bad Drive 4. Hi, my old DOS game floppy disks (3.5") are not working on my Windows XP machine because of a missing media descriptor byte as explained by Microsoft. have a peek at this web-site
O/S not compatable with DOS Format 7. A number of times I have encountered the situation that a floppy written on computer A could not be read later on computer A or on computer B, but could be Both computers use windows XP. Change to Maxell or another brand.
You can fix the not formatted error by formatting floppy disk. ==>> Related Article - Windows Is Unable to Format Error Fix>> Other resources related with floppy disk not formatted Here Or more correctly, the floppy drive/Windows relationship stinks. And most importantly, unlike most hard disks, floppy disks are portable. Reply Reply With Quote October 16th, 2002,04:02 PM #20 osprey4 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ultimate Member Join Date Oct 2001 Location South Jersey Posts 11,363 To
Steps to Recover Files from Unformatted Floppy Disk Step1. I put an IBM formatted disk > into my computer at work and transfer files from my computer onto the > disk. Most computers need to have the floppy setup as a 3.5, 1.44MB. Format Floppy Disk Without Losing Data So we recommend you to use format recovery software to recover and get your data back from the RAW drive before going any further.
Get the answer Rock 14 July 2005 13:32:45 Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?) Russell, Debbie, Brett & Jenna Rose wrote: > Hi everyone, > I keep having a problem with Make sure you put the spaces where they are shown here so the command works.It should start reading the floppy disk and will show you what files it can copy and I am at a total loss here. > Does anyone have any solutions? This 25 pack of disks I bought more than 2 years ago have been bullet proof.
Verify that a power connection is also connected to the back of the floppy drive. Floppy Disk Not Recognized Partition Magic ® is a registered trademark of Symantec Corporation. But if there's a way to screw up a floppy that hasn't been found yet, I'd be very surprised. I put an IBM formatted disk > into my computer at work and transfer files from my computer onto the > disk.
A fourth disk that I successfully opened earlier today is now not reading the file that I need! The disk media is not recognized. Floppy Disk Data Recovery Reply Reply With Quote October 15th, 2002,11:07 PM #17 Richard Cranium View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ultimate Member Join Date Oct 2001 Location Dahlonega Ga Posts 8,296 How To Read A Floppy Disk Without Formatting It are you using old 1.44mb floppies or the old 720kb.
by laughinggull / August 18, 2005 3:02 PM PDT In reply to: wondering if you can copy the files Thanks for the detailed suggestions. Check This Out Says floppy is not formatted. Unfortunately, I do really need this stuff. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - hmm by laughinggull / August 18, 2005 9:44 AM PDT In reply to: Probably can't Good idea. How To Open A Floppy Disk Without Formatting
I could access _some_ of the files from the one disk I opened early yesterday (which is not currently opening on my new system), but not the files I created new Do this for how ever how many floppy disks you need to get copied and number each one accordingly.Now....you need to type A: and press Enter again so you are back Get to the desktop, open Windows Explorer and under the C: drive you will find all the folders you created with the files inside.Now.....get some clean floppy disks and open each Source Just for your information.
Of course a DOS disk does not have this in it's root directory. The Disk In Drive A: Is Not Formatted Properly I think JnMHayes is on the right track. Reply Reply With Quote October 15th, 2002,11:27 PM #18 M_Six View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Free Thinker Join Date Oct 2001 Location Charleston, Illinois Posts
Reply Reply With Quote October 11th, 2002,01:30 PM #2 Brainchild View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage CRAP! Bad floppy disketteVerify that the floppy diskette that you are attempting to read from is not write protected or bad. Since you mention the Descriptor byte as explained by MS, I assume you have seen THIS link? A Is Not Accessible The Device Is Not Ready Then, you can select the files you want to recover and save them.
Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top ispalten Posts: 6259 This post has been reported. Reply Reply With Quote October 15th, 2002,10:19 PM #15 NeoStarO1 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ordained Mommy Join Date Oct 2001 Location Arizona Posts 8,650 Blog Entries1 Both computers use windows XP. have a peek here In this situation, you should avoid writing any new data to the formatted card.
It is a 1.44MB disk (the 3 others say MFD-2DD). This forces the computer to use compatibility mode for that drive and it should work. Verify that the floppy connection is connected to the motherboard FDD connector. I thought it was my floppy controller till i cleaned it.
Easy Steps to Recover Data from Floppy Disk: 1. uh, another brand. When I get home and put the disk into my computer at > home it won't let me open the disk, it says this disk is not formatted or > is I have used them over and over and over.
The above picture illustrates what drive should be connected where. When I check the disk drive my computer tells me it > is working properly. so how can we do to solve this problem? If you continue to experience the same issues we recommend that Windows be reinstalled.
I created a new folder to find the file more easily, and now that folder doesn't exist when using the old computer and the disk doesn't read at all on the