Computer can't read floppy, says it is unformatted
My colleague and I, both Realtors, have Sony cameras that use floppies to convey photos to our PCs. Randomly, the PC can't access anything on the floppy and it is trashed. Says floppy not formatted.
Yesterday my colleague drove 70+ miles to take 30+ photos of a listing and the photos are still viewable from the floppy in her camera, just can't download them. Is there any way to retrieve the photos?
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Floppy emulator can't read flashdisk untill it formatted.
Flashdisk MUST BE format by special softwares.
Install the softwares on the PC/notebook.
No matter how much flashdisk capacity,floppy emulator will continue to read as one 1.44MB floppy.
Through special softwares formater, we can determine how many floppy that we will create. Lets say,100 floppy (or more),softwares will format the floppy 1.44 100 times on the flashdisk.
So we have 100 pieces 1.44MB floppy inside flashdisk. If one floppy can store about 30 MIDI songs,then it means that we already have 3000 songs in flashdisk.
If you format for 100 floppy,the total capacity of about 144MB.
So,flashdisk with a 2GB capacity, is more than enough to store songs.
To change from one floppy to enother,just press bank number at floppy emulator panel.
I hope this helps.
If you mean photos stored on a 31/2 inch floppy disk and your laptop does not have a 31/2 inch floppy drive, then borrow a cpmputer that has a 31/2 inch floppy drive, copy the photos from these disks to an USB memory stick so you can then copy them to your computer. OR You maybe able to get your friend or computer shop to fransfer photos from your disks to a USB memory stick or burn then to a CD or DVD disc and you can then copy them to your computer.
you might need the specific program that is associated to these photos on your computer ie:adobe,jpeg,wav....... also run the chkdsk utility on these floppy disks
click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your floppy drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
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.
You may have a bad floppy... Just like floppy drives in PCs sony floppys do go out. If you search around as I did (sorry don't remeber the link) you can find diagrams on how to replace the floppy and they are available for sale! I think we found some for $25 per. Good hunting!
This is an early floppy drive model yes?
Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive.
Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera.
If it is not that - then buy another camera
A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.
Install your software that came with your camera.
Remove disk from camera and put in computer
Open up the web page
Go to "Insert Picture From File"
Choose "A" drive
Find the selected photo
Choose and Click OK
This will insert the photo. You can now resize to fit the page.
Let me know if this helps,