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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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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.
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