A friend has a floppy disk on which are many treasured items - 951 Kb worth. When he put it into his machine (Win2000)to retrieve an item. he was informed that disk needed formattig - whould he like now! As the disk cantained his data he ejected it and passed it to me to have a look at.
I put it into my machine(XP Pro) an it opened with all his stuff. This I saved- E-mailed it to him and burned a disk as well. Why would the disk appear to need formatting on hs machine when it had opened previously?
Win2000 is based on the NTFS system, the disk may have been formatted in fat32. XP can be either. For some reason NTFS will sometimes read fat32 based disks and sometimes not, I have heard of this happening more than a few times.