Floppy disk problems

  Liteman 10:52 14 Jun 2009

I have a number of 3.5" floppy disks which I am trying to read via a SmartDisk USB remote floppy drive. All disks come up with "The disk in drive A is not formatted, do you want to format it now" If I say yes it can't do it, if I say no, it won't read it. I'm using XP Home SP2.

Any ideas?

  user8 10:55 14 Jun 2009

Is the tab on the floppy disk on locked?
This would stop you from formatting the disk.

  Liteman 10:56 14 Jun 2009

They're all write enabled

  MAT ALAN 11:04 14 Jun 2009

click here

disks are corrupt or your drive is busted..

fair test would to try them in another drive...

  Liteman 12:41 14 Jun 2009

I'm beginning to think you might be right - trouble is that I don't have another floppy drive.

  john bunyan 13:28 14 Jun 2009

May be worth seeing if they can be read on a friends PC then copying to CD or DVD.

  Liteman 13:37 14 Jun 2009

That's an admission of failure - but it's the route I'd decided I'd have to take.

Thanks all for trying

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