They say that there is always a first time for everything - it must be true! I've been using floppies now for donkey's years and have never had trouble -until now.
Has anyone come across the following problem?
Anytime I try to save (or load) anything from a floppy then the computer does, what appears to be, a thorough check of the disk before allowing me to do what I wish. This can be quite a long time! It never used to do this.
Anyone know what is happening or what to do to cure it.
The floppy unit is only three years old and isn't used all that often - noises made ny it are the usual - nothing out of the norm. It sounds as though it's formatting the disk except the data already on it, remains so. Strange....
That's an idea - it could be just that. As I said, I don't use it that often - I'll poke around.
Belatucadrus: Also a possibility - I've had trouble recently with the computer mysteriously switching itself off or rebooting - I blew the dust and 'grot' out of the fan - so far, touch wood, that cleared the problem - well it has so far!