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I am trying to backup files on my Dell desktop and it needs a floppy disk but when I put it in it won't allow

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may be your file system is corrupt or your external hard is formatted into a filesystem that it's not supported by the backup programs. but usually the FAT32 and FAT16 are the most mailsafe file systems for Windows.
what you do is to copy/paste the data you don't want to loose and then go to
My computer -> right click on the drive icon -> format and choose fat 32. Then try backing up your system again.

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Well fair play to you, windows 3.1!, I must dig out my disks and check how many files there are on disk 1, but meanwhile, make sure that "all files" option is selected when coping to the floppy in case there are any hidden files!

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SOURCE: Need to Rewrite/Reboot Dell Desktop 2400 series and cant

Press Delete at start up, change the first boot device to your cd drive, then F10 to save settings and restart. Put your Windows XP disc in the drive and press any key when prompted to boot from the cd.

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typically you don't need to press ctrl at all -- usually f11 does the trick -- or going into accessories and system tools and looking for factory restore or something similar, the program has different names depending on the manufacturer. System Restore will only bring it back to a previous date...

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There should be a setting in the BIOS to ignore errors so you can get it to boot. It's usually set to halt on all errors by default.

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How To Buckup Winxp Unknown to many users, Windows XP offers a simple and easy to use program made specifically to backup your system files. The program can be found by clicking the "Start" button, and navigating through the following menu items; Programs, Accessories, and System Tools.
The program is entitled backup, however do not let the lame title fool you, as the software is both simple to use and very powerful. It is very simple to use, because you only have to specify where you would like the backup file to be stored; there are no challenging questions asked. It is very powerful because it enables you to create a single file that is a complete backup of your entire system.
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How to successfully make a backup copy of your entire system.You will then be asked for a location to store the *.bak file. Since Windows XP is extremely large, storing the *.bak file on floppy disks is not feasible, as it would take several hundreds, if not thousands of floppy disks to hold the file.
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How to easily restore your backup files.If you ever have the need to utilize the backup file, simply place the floppy disk in your drive, and turn on the computer. The system will boot from the floppy, and ask for the location of the *.bak file. Once you provide the system with the location of the backup file, your system will begin to replace your corrupt system files with your backup files.

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When I try to open files recovered from a floppy disk, I always get the error message "Unknown File Format." Is there anything I can do?

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Dell Dimension 5100 computer with error

There are two ways,

1, If you still can access Windows, try to disable any backup programs, virus scanning programs or disk defragment tools. Try also to run a hardware diagnostics tool to detect any errors your hard drive might have. And run chkdsk /r to detect and repair any file system structural damage.

2, If you are unable to load Windows. Then you should try to access your ntfs partitions by making a ntfs boot disk with NTFS4DOS (freeware). You can download it from You will need a floppy disk.

After you load the bootable floppy disk onto your damaged system, select either option one (1) or option three (3). If you selected option one (1), type chkdsk /r at the command prompt, and your problem should go away after the disk has been repaired.

Note! Unfortunately there is a chance that your partition is corrupt beyond repair and all of your data is lost. In that case, you need to reformat the partition to be able to use it again.

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

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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
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How do I change boot order on Dell Diminsion 2400 XP Home?

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Just put in the floppy disk and copy the backup info to A: Let me know if you need more help.

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A floppy won't be enough, you will probably need several GB to perform a complete backup, my suggestion is buying an external USB hard disk drive.
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Create an ASR Floppy Disk loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); The following steps can create an ASR floppy disk from an ASR backup operation: 1. Format a 1.44 megabyte (MB) floppy disk and insert the disk into the floppy disk drive of the computer. 2. In System Tools, start the Backup program. When the Backup and Restore Wizard is displayed, click Next. 3. Click Restore Files and Settings, and then click Next. 4. In the What to Restore dialog box, select the media that contains the ASR backup. Ensure that the media is inserted. 5. Expand the Automated System Recovery Backup Set that corresponds to the ASR floppy disk that you want to create. 6. Expand the second instance of the drive letter that contains the system files. Expand the Windows_folder/Repair folder. 7. Click the following files from this repair folder: Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif, and then click Next. 8. At the Completing Backup or Restore Wizard screen, click Advanced. 9. At the Where to Restore screen, set the Restore Files to: dialog box to Single Folder, and then set the Folder Name dialog box to the root of your floppy drive, for example, "A:\". 10. Click Next. The other options in this wizard are optional and do not affect the transfer of files to the floppy disk. When the wizard is finished, the files are copied to the location that you had previously specified. The ASR floppy disk is ready for use in the event of an ASR restore operation.

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First, you should try to keep the floppy drive. If you can find one, I highly recommend getting the floppy drive cleaner diskette. They're hard to find now, but it's worth it if you want to continue to use your floppy drives. If cleaning it doesn't resolve the issue, next item to try is replacement of the floppy drive. You can borrow a floppy drive from someone, plug it in and test to side if it fixes the problem, if not, then it's either a motherboard issue (which I doubt) or a software/windows XP problem (more likely of the two). In which case I would recommend reinstalling windows XP to see if it fixes the problem before shopping for a new motherboard or a new computer.

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