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Troubleshooting Floppy Disk Drive Problems in Windowxp

Floppy disk drive can not read floppy disk , a message said , format disk then said window can not formatted

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  • rbrinkman May 11, 2010

    Is this on a computer you purchased or one that was built for you?

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Try using the floppy on another computer, if you have the same problem then the floppy is bad, if it works on another computer then your floppy drive might be bad, if you built the computer, try using another cable for the floppy drive, i ran into problems like that when i put bad cables in

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Windows XP download


Windows XP Professional SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=535D248D-5E10-49B5-B80C-0A0205368124&displaylang=en
Step 2: Run the Setup disk program to create the Setup disks

When you download the Setup disks, the download contains only one large program file. When you run the downloaded file, it extracts the files. You receive the following message:

This program creates the Setup boot disks for Windows XP. To create these disks, you need to provide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.

Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:

Type the drive letter for the floppy disk drive (this is typically drive A). After you type the floppy disk drive letter, you receive the following message:

Insert one of these disks into drive drive letter:. This disk will become the Windows XP Setup Boot Disk.

Press any key when you are ready.

When you press a key, the downloaded file starts to extract and copy the files. Continue to insert the blank disks as you are prompted to do this until all six disks are created. If the process is interrupted, you must run the downloaded program file again to create all six disks.

Make sure that you label each disk appropriately with the number that is specified by the program. You must use the disks in the correct order during the Setup process.

Step 3: Start your computer by using the first Setup disk to begin a new Windows XP installation

After you create all six disks, insert the first disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer. The computer must be configured to start from the floppy disk drive. You may have to modify the BIOS settings on your computer to do this.

The Setup process starts. Insert the other floppy disks when you are prompted. You must use the Windows XP CD-ROM to finish the Setup process.

hope it helps

May 13, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to format a disk


Instructions
  1. Formatting and Installing from the Windows XP CD
    • 1 This section explains how to reformat a drive from the Windows XP installation CD. This can be used when installing a fresh copy of Windows onto a computer. Here it is especially important to backup all of your important information because upon formatting you will lose EVERYTHING that used to be on the drive. This includes all applications and device drivers, so you must back up everything you can.
    • 2 Insert your Windows XP installation disc into your CD drive (Home or Pro--it does not matter).
    • 3 Now as you computer boots a little more it will say "Press any key to boot from CD.." press a key to do so.
    • 4 The CD will load up a blue screen and then spend a while loading files it needs. When it is finished it will list a few options, mainly "Press ENTER to set up Windows XP." Press Enter or Return.
    • 5 Now you will be at a screen to select where to install Windows to. This is where you can delete old partitions and format drives. The box in the bottom half of the screen shows all your drives and the partitions that exist on them. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to highlight your "C:" partition and press the 'D' key (if all that shows up is "Unpartitioned space" and you have no C: or D: partitions, skip this step). On the next screen press the 'L' key to finalize deleting the partition.
    • 6 Now you are back on the screen to choose where to install Windows. The box on the lower half of the screen should no longer show a partition but simply have an entry "Unpartitioned space xxxxxMB." Select this with the arrow keys and press the 'C' key to create a partition on the drive. The next screen tells you the minimum and maximum sizes the partition can be and lets you pick the size. The default size is the maximum, but double check that the number entered is the maximum and hit enter.
    • 7 Now you will again be back at the choose where to install Windows screen. But this time you will have a partition that looks something like this "C: Partition1 [New (Raw)]xxxxxxMB." Highlight this entry and press enter.
    • 8 The next screen lets you choose which file system to format the drive with. Choose NTFS as it is faster and more secure. If the drive is brand new and has never been used before then use one of the options that ends in "(Quick)." Or, choose one of the lower down options. Use the arrow keys to select the proper one and press Enter or Return.
    • 9 From here you are all set and the installation of Windows will proceed starting with a format of your drive. This will take a while (over half an hour) so you can take a little break.


How to Format a Floppy Disk
Instructions Things You'll Need
  • Floppy Disk Drive
  • Floppy Disks
    • 1 Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
    • 2 Double-click the My Computer icon.
    • 3 Right-click the icon for the floppy disk drive, usually labeled 3 1/2 Floppy (A:).
    • 4 Choose Format from the menu that appears.
    • 5 Click Start.

Format a CD or DVD

Before you can copy files to a CD or DVD, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting. There are several ways to format a CD or DVD disc. Your choice of format determines which computers and other devices will be able to read the disc.

  1. Insert a disc into your computer's CD or DVD drive.

  2. In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc.

  3. In the Burn a disc dialog box, type a name for your new disc.

  4. Click Show formatting options, and then click one of the following formatting options:

    • Live File System

    • Mastered

  5. Click Next to prepare the disc.

Aug 08, 2011 | Operating Systems

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The screen says none system disk or disk eror replace and strike any key when ready.we have tried everything and it dont do anything.can you help me ...


I would make sure there is no floppy disk inside the floppy disk drive.

This error message is typical for a Windows system when it's trying to boot from a not bootable floppy disk.
Remove the floppy disk and try to reboot.

I hope this will solve your problem

Mar 28, 2011 | Compaq Operating Systems

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Cannot find drive message when computer is on


It seems you have a floppy disk into your A Drive. Remove the floppy disk and try to start your computer again. It should not give you any messages. Hope it helps.

Feb 06, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Reformat


if you know your harddrives' manufacturer, go to their site and download their disk managment software, which is usually a self-extracting .exe file which will create a floppy disk. Create the floppy, and start your machine with the floppy in your a: drive, and use the tools displayed to format the drive.
Another option is to go to bootdisks.com and grab a windows '98 bootdisk with cdrom drivers, start your machine and when you get a Dos prompt type a: fdisk and follow the prompts.

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Recovery CD not able to read drive A


Drive a is teh Floppy drove drive in most cases, did you use a floppy disk to recover the PC and remove it too early?

Sep 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I can not install windows XP on Toshiba Satellite U300, windows


You must have latest Windows Xp CD .
Latest Motherboard chipset does not recognise hard disk without proper sata raid or sata driver. So you can install sata driver if u have USB floppy drive by downloading latest Sata raid to floppy. At the time of installation you will see a message press f6 to if u need to install raid driver.then press f6 asking for floppy drive and floppy insert press enter to continue.

Jun 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Trying to download Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utillity?


why are you using Windows XP boot disk instead of Windows 2000???

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How to create a bootable xp service pack 2 cd


To create bootable disk follow the steps: 1)Enter floppy disk or cd in your dvd/cd drive. 2)You can create boot disk by using Nero CD Burning software or other software with which you burn your cd or dvd. 3) to create with windows xp go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=FBE5E4FC-695F-43E5-AF05-719F45C382A4 Or carry out the following steps: Using Windows XP, place a blank floppy in drive A and format the disk. Navigate to the root folder of the system (in most cases this will be C:\) and copy the following files to the floppy disk. Boot.ini NTLDR Ntdetect.com If you can't see the files, click [Tools] and [Folder Options...] in the Menu Bar of Windows Explorer. Click the [View] tab and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders]. Remove the check mark next to [Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)] then click [Apply] and [OK]. The files should now be visible in Windows Explorer. If the files still cannot be copied, right click each file, click [Properties] and remove the checkmark from the Read-Only attributes. Reset whatever attributes were unchecked after the copy procedure is completed. In addition to the files listed above, check the same directory for bootsect.dos and ntbootdd.sys files. If they are present on your system, copy them to the same floppy diskette. The disk is used as any other boot disk, inserting it into the floppy drive (A:\) and initiating a cold boot. Make sure the BIOS is set so that the A:\ drive is first in the boot sequence.

Sep 28, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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