Floppy Disk reading

  brambles 19:41 09 Feb 2003
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My friend has purchased what he claims to be pre-formatted disks from W H Smith but - when he tries to read from them it states something like A not accesible disk not formatted no I/D.

Could this be a drive problem?

  Rtus 19:54 09 Feb 2003

Not always Its usually because they are formatted in a Dos his/her machine doesnt Know/recognise.. take one of the discs through a format on the machine and see if its ok then ..If not return the lot...

  AndyJ 19:56 09 Feb 2003

Have you tried formatting them again by opening My Computer, right-clicking on the A: drive and selecting Format..? Make sure the disk is in the drive.

  Rtus 19:57 09 Feb 2003

Oh nearly forgot you can get the same sort of result if you don't allow the disc to acclimatise to the environment ( coming in from cold ) same as video tapes..

  brambles 16:24 10 Feb 2003

Thanks Rtus & Andyj

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