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Lacie usb floppy drive won't format a disc

Using winxp sp2 on a dell 2100 an canot format the floppy disk using a lacie pocket drive lostor misplaced the install disk am i sol

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On the floppy disk there should be a little switch push it across
now put in right click options format

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When i try to run a disk it says the disk is not formatted do i want to format it now. the disk has information on it so it has to be formatted .


It is possible that there are errors on the floppy disk or the disk was formated using a format that is incompatible with the current operating system. If the disk is readable on another system, the best solution would be to copy the files onto a portable USB flash drive, then reformat the floppy disk using a filesystem that is readable on the desired computer.

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Just open this unit SY-FD20, and pick out that interface board from this unit,
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Noy reading drive A:.floppy disc is new.it says please insert disk in drive a:


Have you tried to format the floppy disc first?
If the disc is new it needs to be formatted.

Does the LED light up when accessing the disk in the drive?

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I have a USB portable diskette external floppy drive. It is new. It is supposed to work by simply plugging the in teh usb. When I try to use it, it always tells me to format the disk. i of course, do not...


Try different and empty disk, then format it, when you can open it after you format it, then your first disk is damaged.

If still persist, then clean the drive using floppy drive cleaner, it should work.

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Bought this New Dell Internal / External USB Floppy Drive 1.44Mb


Hello there
you will need to check the way the device reads the disk if may have changed if you tried using a ordinary dvd then went a dvd/r some times you need to change the settings back to the way it was when you installed it ok
best regards mike

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New Dell Internal / External USB Floppy Drive 1.44Mb


It would appear that you may need to do a couple of things in order to restore the drive back to normal. I would disconnect the drive using the icon provided to this effect and doing it after the message says it's safe to disconnect it.
If the message says differently, I would still disconnect it, unles you're in the middle of writing, which you're not.
Upon reconnecting the drive, should the condition persist, I would recycle the laptop and try again. It does not make sense that a disk that you recently read from to burn a CD is no longer readable, unless the mechanism inside the drive had collected debris that caused the data on your floppy to be ruined. That would be an unfortunate disaster.
If rebooting the laptop still fails to read the disks, then try blowing any dust or dirt from inside the drive using one of those small canisters of compressed air that people use to clean their keyboards and other devices and try again.
Should the condition persist, try loading the floppy disks on another system to see whether they've been ruined by your drive.
If they are readable, then the drive would appear to be deffective.
Good luck!

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Dell Internal / External USB Floppy Drive 1.44Mb *NEW* is this suitable to use as a external floppy disk drive for Dell Dimension C521 computer


Any USB external Floppy drive will work with any computer with a USB port, but if you have Windows 98 you will need an USB driver.

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My floppy drive tells me to insert a disk when I try to use it


Sounds like you have a bad drive or the disk is corrupted. Did you try a different floppy disk to see if the drive is functioning?

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Floppy disc not working


Sometimes u can go to a different computer and get the disk to work. Most of the time u can't though. I suggest you try a few different computers (new and old computers) and if you get one to read it get your info off and save it to another floppy or a flash drive or something. I have also tried the format option and it will always say that the disk can't be formatted. I usually toss them in the trash after that.
You may also try running a standard windows scandisk on the disk. A lot of people feel more secure saving their stuff to a floppy, mostly because it's something physical they can hang onto and carry around. But the truth is that they are far too unreliable to use given the wide range of other options available today (e-mail, ftp, jump drives, hard drives, cd-roms, etc.)

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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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