Let it reload the devices and drivers. by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 30, 2005 9:44 AM PDT In reply to: Good news! I got the same "Need to format" bull. chocostain 7 January 2013 00:55:51 Your best solution would be to back up your data before formatting your disk. http://jamisonsoftware.com/floppy-disk/floppy-disc-format-error.php
You can preview the recoverable files and select to recover data from floppy disk. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... If you continue to experience the same issues we recommend that Windows be reinstalled. now type MD FLOPPY2 and press Enter.
At the library, the error messages were the same as the ones I'm getting on my home computer: The disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? You can remove them from a disk drive. drop a few drops of rubbing alchohol on it to check to make sure its not just dirty.
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 No, create an account now. Can someone help me please? Floppy Disk Not Recognized How-To Geek Articles l l Subscribe l l FOLLOW US TWITTER GOOGLE+ FACEBOOK GET UPDATES BY EMAIL Enter your email below to get exclusive access to our best articles and
This message is generated when Windows is unable to read the floppy diskette because the floppy diskette is bad, there is no floppy diskette in the drive, or the floppy drive How To Open A Floppy Disk Without Formatting Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS Articles & News Chart Forum Business Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Hardware,The authority on tech Search Sign-in / Sign-up Tags : To overcome this, could I install Windows 95 or DOS to a Virtual PC and run the floppy disk that way, or do I need to format my computer and put Reply Reply With Quote October 15th, 2002,07:51 PM #12 M_Six View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Free Thinker Join Date Oct 2001 Location Charleston, Illinois Posts
The difference is the 1.44 has a little window that has a piece you can slide up or down to write protect the data. The Disk In Drive A Is Not Formatted Properly so how can we do to solve this problem? However if some of the initial sectors of the drive are truly corrupt then linux may not fare any better than windows. Reply Reply With Quote October 15th, 2002,07:44 PM #11 zen View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ultimate Member Join Date Jan 2002 Location Pennsylvania Posts 3,667 Originally posted
MY $0.02 Dyin' ain't much of a way to make a livin', son! Click “Scan” to find data on your floppy drive. Floppy Disk Data Recovery Just wondering if there's another cause besides a hardware issue. The Disk Media Is Not Recognized, It May Not Be Formatted. They kept coming back.
Better yet Saturday! Check This Out One of these actually runs from a floppy disk instead of your harddrive in case you have files on the harddrive to recover and don't want to risk overwriting any of Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Do you want to format it now? - STOP: The disk media is not recognized, it may not be formatted. Format Floppy Disk Without Losing Data
There are still ways to get data back. Thanks in advance for any help. In my situation I had downloaded utility that would create a startup disk. Source Because the drive s too far forward ...
by laughinggull / August 18, 2005 3:02 PM PDT In reply to: wondering if you can copy the files Thanks for the detailed suggestions. Make sure the cable is connected correctly red stripe to pin 1. Data formatted error? Does Formatting A Floppy Disk Erase Data It is also called diskette.
Replace the following hardware in the computer in the below order. Eliminating possible conflicts with other hardware If you have recently installed any new hardware, you should consider disconnecting it temporarily it to ensure that it is not the cause of your Just wondering if there's another cause besides a hardware issue. have a peek here I know there is data on it, but it apparently wasn't formatted originally.
Join Date Oct 2001 Location Monett Missouri Posts 4,350 maybe ya got an old 720kb floppy drive, instead of a 1.44mb Or the drive is bad BC The impossible takes more Since you mention the Descriptor byte as explained by MS, I assume you have seen THIS link? Because of the technology of floppy diskette drives, it is likely for a floppy diskettes to become bad. Bad Drive Controller 5.
jamesh2923, Jan 17, 2005 #2 Cosmic Joined: May 5, 2003 Messages: 1,298 Also check your CMOS / BIOS and make sure the proper floppy is selected. Make sure that you have carefully followed the install instructions. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Probably can't by Yew / August 18, 2005 8:25 AM PDT In reply to: can't open old floppy Floppies are not reliable
Sometimes you lose a file, but not all the disk's data. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Good news! You haven't provide any exact error message so we must offer guesses. I figured it was a Dos issue, but did not persue it further.
If it is the cable is installed backwards. Just take it easy. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: can't open old floppy This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.