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Floppy drive not recognize floppy

When I insert floppy in drive the message I get is the floppy needs formating, but I want to read it not format it

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It is possible the floppy has been corrupted or it was formated under a diferent OS. 
so you must format it to be able to use it with your OS.

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NOT FORMATTED


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.

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