any way to fix a floppy

  sunny staines 21:48 18 May 2006
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have a floppy called "best of microsoft entertainment" genuine disk. Tried to load it on a new pc. The icons showed up but the system could not read the disk.[it has always loaded ok in the past]

Other floppies are read ok.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:00 18 May 2006

Tried to load it on a new pc

XP?

XP does not always like to read floppies that have been formated on the old systems.

Boot to dos with a win9x boot disk and try to copy the contents of the floppy disk to a directory on the hard drive.

  sunny staines 07:49 19 May 2006

the floppy was working with xp before. I tried a:\setup in the run command but that did not work.

If I go to the command propmt what do i type to transfer from A:\ to C:\ the days of dos are before my intrest in computers.

  Frank-P 09:48 19 May 2006

Although it may not run, you may still be able to see it in windows explorer. If so, try creating a new folder on your C drive, then "drag and drop" from A over to the new folder. You can then try running it from the new folder.

  sunny staines 15:31 19 May 2006

tried your tip but failed "cannot read source file or disk"

any idea how to copy from a floppy to a folder at the command propmt?

  rodriguez 15:35 19 May 2006

The floppy has probably worn out. If you can access another computer see if that one can read it and if it can copy it to a new disk.

  Pine Man 16:41 19 May 2006

If its broken don't worry. I have got it and just checked and it works ok on XP.

I can either send you a floppy or send the files as an attachment.

Contact me via the yellow envelope and we can sort it out.

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