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General disk error reading when i insert a disk

I work in a school, we have 2 machines both have suddenly stoppped reading the floppy disks with designs on which students have designed in VIP programmes. it reads " general disk error" on the screen. help

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Look at the floppy disk using Windows Explorer. You should see something to the effect of menu1, menu2, menu3 menu4 and one or two files with a file extension of something like .mhv or .phv . Inside the menu folders, you will find the .shv files.

Just writing the .vip or .hus to the floppy will not work.

Keep me posted and I'll try to come up with something more.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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