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Problem to run the floopy drive

I cant run the floppy. When i try to open floopy always requests format, but previously not it towards. That I can do.

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    Last year I purchased a new computer with a Windows Vista operating system. I also purchased a Nexxtech external floppy drive. My computer was set up by 'Firedog' computer technicians. I have hundreds of pictures on floppy disks that I would like to transfer but every time I insert a floppy I get the message that the disk must be formatted.

    I read the one solution but did not know what 'domaget' is.


  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    Have the same problem with this usb portable 3.5" drive: Does not read disk and wants to format. Its the same on three different desktops and one laptop with XP and can not find update to driver or how to fix problem. In one case the drive wiped out the data on my disk after inserting it and doing a windows explorer on drive A. I also tried reformating on another working 3.5 system and down loading a known file with the same results.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    Windows Vista Operating system. When I insert a disk into the floppy drive it wants me to format the disk. If I do that I will lose my pictures.why won't this floppy drive work?

  • wdisne2000 Jul 13, 2008

    When i insert the disk it says it has to be formated. I dont want to do that because the reason I purchased the external drive was to retrieve the stuff on the floppys. Please help

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I had the same thing two years age with a comp-usa drive. Would not work with XP operating system but would work with 98. try and find a 98 machine, add driver and may work there.

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There is to reason for this problem : 1- my be the floppy drive is out of order try to use another one. or clean it. 2- your flopy disk is domaget. Thanks ,is you can give me your feed back.

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If you absolutely must , try purchasing or borrowing an external floppy drive and try to save the information to the disk on the external drive. If if formats and works then you know your internal floppy drive is bad.

If it has the same problems as formatting it in your internal drive, then the floppy itself is bad.

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