Corrupt Floppy discs

  ralphy3 21:17 30 Oct 2006

I have a floppy disc which has work from university on it but when i try to open the disc it says it needs to be formatted and i cant access the work

  ralphy3 21:18 30 Oct 2006

Any one know how i can access the work??

  VoG II 21:20 30 Oct 2006

Try this click here

  ralphy3 21:33 30 Oct 2006

No that doesnt work it comes up with error no.185

  VoG II 21:36 30 Oct 2006

Revert to your backup. You did keep a backup, didn't you?

  ralphy3 21:37 30 Oct 2006

Nope i didnt, so is there anyway of getting it back?

  Jake_027 21:40 30 Oct 2006

I used to get this problem with floppy discs at school and generally even new ones sometimes do this. Did you not save the work to a hard disk before you did onto the floppy? My advice would be to buy a USB pen drive, they are very cheap these days, have more capacity than a floppy disk, and are more reliabe and easy to use. I have an integral one from PC world that i bought 2 years ago for £12.99 for 128 MB, and its still going strong. Unless your computers are really old (having a windows version before 98SE), I'd advise gettting one of these, and always save your work to a hard disk as well incase this happens.


  VoG II 21:41 30 Oct 2006

I hope that you have learnt your lesson - backup, backup, backup.

A floppy is not a secure medium. I hope that you did not have much on it.

  Jake_027 21:42 30 Oct 2006

click here#(any):PORTABLE%20DATA%20STORAGE:0:150:PageNo_0:SortOrder_DOWN

Most will be available at PC World stores as well.


  ralphy3 21:43 30 Oct 2006

Well i do have one but i didnt have it on me this day in uni, so i only have it on this floppy disk

  Technotiger 21:44 30 Oct 2006

Another to try

click here


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