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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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Re: problem to run the floopy drive

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.

Posted on May 31, 2008

Re: problem to run the floopy drive

Never buy a Nexxtech / Phoenix / Mitsumi product again! Maybe then the manufacturer will provide solution..... Pass the word!!!!!!!

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Re: problem to run the floopy drive

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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I applied samsung sfd-321b floopy disc. but it doesn't work. the green light is on. But I cannot find on my PC. How can I solve the problem.


If the green light is constantly on then the ribbon cable has been fitted the wrong way around.

To fix some ribbon cables have a twist in them this side goes to the floppy drive and not the motherboard. The red line on the ribbon cable corresponds to number 1 on the drive itself.

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Floppy disk problem

Are the drivers for the floppy drives up to date?

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You need to format the disk in drive G before using it. Then when I click ok it says cannot be formatted.

the internal floppy drive is ALWAYS drive A: be very careful you're not trying to format something (drive G:?) you shouldn't be. Perhaps your drive G: is a dvd or cd drive...or more likely a usb drive. Formatting the wrong drive is a bit catastrophic in terms of data loss.
Hope this helps.

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The floppydrive always says the disk is not formatted. when I try to format the disk it won't do it. Can't get this thing to work.

Windows XP "natively" supports this "plug-and-play" USB device.
So, if it is "dead", search eBay for "external USB floppy" and buy a replacement.

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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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Flobby ALWAYS says it needs to be formatted

This problem usually indicates you have failing hardware, (floppy drive, interface, or cable). It will need to be replaced or serviced by a knowledgeable technician.

Troubleshoot the problem:
Check the cable connections and carefully re-seat each plug at the drive, and at the motherboard. Otherwise, try a simple swap-out of the floppy drive itself if you have another one available. Make sure the system is turned off and has no power applied before touching anything inside the computer.


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3.5 inch movable shield on disk stuck in Teac 3.5 external drive

Take the drive from the enclosure, remove the top cover from the floopy drive, you should be able to GENTLY remove the floppy shield. Try not to stress the heads or wiring inside of drive. The floppy shield should come out the front.

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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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Won't read disks

Hey Rorel,

The issue could be either the floppy drive or the disk. If you have another computer with a floppy drive or know someone that does try using the disk on their drive. If the drive cannot read the disk then the disk is bad. If it ok the external floppy drive could be bad. Keep me posted.


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Floopy drive

Sounds like you have a bad floppy drive. If you are unable to read a disk and it wants to format it so it can read it try letting it format a floppy with no data on it or with floppy you don't care about. If it can format and you can read and write to it, then bad disks. If not then you know you have a bad floppy drive. Replace and enjoy.

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