Yesterday I used my floppy disc and an hour latter when I went to use it again it would not work. It came up that the disc was not formatted, but it was and if I formate it I will loose everthing I have on it.
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Re: 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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The disc may be corrupted :( In most cases external floppy drives work just fine but the disc they are reading is old. Shelf life of floppies is really only 3 to 5 years. After that you really can't trust that you'll be able to read them. I've had discs up to 10 years old that I can still read, but others that are only a couple years old I can't. Try plugging the floppy into another PC to see if that one can read it. Recommend trying it on a newer PC (Windows 7 or 8)
U need an interface, if u want to use the "34 pin out" from floppy disk unit, to the "24 pin in" connector jack, inside KN 1000 main board.
U can get this interface unit bboard from "the KN 1000 floppy disk drive unit".
Just open this unit SY-FD20, and pick out that interface board from this unit,
Then use it as interface to connect your new 34 pin out floppy disk drive to connecting to the 24 pin in connector jack inside the KN 1000 mainboard.
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
Did you use the Safely Remove Hardware icon to disconnect your floppy drive? Did you subsequently connect the drive to a different USB port? If both answers are YES, then simply reconnect the drive to the same port and it should work.
If that fails, reboot your machine and try again. USB ports are finicky if you don't follow proper protocol.
Take the floppy disk with the writing on the top side and insert it into your floppy drive (typically it will be your A: / drive).....This will work if it’s a USB or an internal floppy drive.....I hope this helps cbinny1
Hi, i have installed thousands of Internal Floppy drives and there aint no conflicts between win/95/98/me and xp.
all discs should be compatible, unless you took it from a apple machine for example.
did it work when you put in a new floppy drive?
all the best