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Floppy disc does not work on pc

My pc was built for me. the floppy disc did work but i had to have the pc repaired last year and now the floppy disc drive does not work. the disc goes in and out but nothing else happens

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Floppy discs go bad all the time. Test with another floppy.

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I have a customer were a similar problem, the machine is so old it will not support any new hardware and obviously the Windows version it is running will not support new software.
Because his machine is starting to fail the first thing I did was connect his harddrive to a more modern machine (XP) as a Slave and make what is known as an Image of his harddrive using Acronis True Image. Now we have a copy of the whole harddrive which can be copied onto another harddrive should the need arise like his harddrive failing.
This is great but what about the updated data? this image is only as uptodate as the day it was made. You can install a simple backup program that is not installed during the install of Windows 95,98 or ME but is available on the Windows CD.
You can find instructions here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/264541/en-us
You can download a free trial of True Image here:
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/
The machine I service is set to make a backup everyday and the woman who operates the machine burns a CD of the backup files once a week. Once a month I go and make another Image of the entire harddrive again.
Bear in mind if that machine is as old as you say the BIOS will probably not support a harddrive larger than 4gigabyte and any USB ports are likely to be USB1.1, so backing up to an external harddrive will be slow. You could try installing a Slave to the machine and running True Image on the machine then creating an image on the Slave harddrive.

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