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NOT FORMATTED WHEN INSERTING A FLOPPY A MESSAGE COMES UP FLOPY NOT FORMATTED

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The error means 3 things:

1. Files format of the files saved on the Floppy disk is not readable on the OS or does not comply with the file format of the OS. So you really need to format it.

2. The floppy disk is brand new and you need to format it first.

3. The floppy disk is not working. Try a known working floppy disk.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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