Old floppy disk photo file is viewed in wordpad; just squares
I need to know how to change the window view (wordpad) that my floppy disk file with photos comes out in. it is just little squares and nonsense. how do i change the "window"? to something that will show my pics? thanks
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Right click on the file and click "open with" on the new window select the program you wish to open it with such as "microsoft image viewer" then check the box that says "always use the selected program to open this type of file" then click ok and it should open in the program you selected
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I'm not a Mac tech, but I wouldn't see why not. Floppy drives are kinda old school now. You may need a driver for the floppy. Check online and see what you can find. Download and install it.
Or you may have to plug the floppy in, then reboot, to get the Mac to recognize it, especially with a USB port. Some old Windozz machines were like that...maybe your Mac too????
Mac OS is very close to Linux/Unix systems, which have awful support for floppy drives. That's another possibility.
If your windows machine can't read the disk, makes me think the floppy drive is bad or you have corrupted files on the disk. Try a couple known good floppy disks on the Windoz box and see what happens. Or another removable floppy drive. They cost $5 to $10 now.
The software that came with this scanner doesn't mark or tag any existing photos as having been read or viewed, and will upload all photos on the storage disk every time you connect it. The software's also not that easy to use when it comes to moving/deleting files. Here's what I do:
- With the scanner connected to your computer, view the device's storage disk in My Computer/Computer in Windows, or Finder in OSX - Find the old images on the disk; look for a folder labeled DCIM and open it - From here, you can cut and paste the images to wherever you'd like on your computer, or you can delete them permanently off your scanner
Create a Windows 2000 boot disk that contains the following
For more information about how to create a boot disk, click
the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge
How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk
controller and to the correct volume for your Windows installation. For more information about how to create a boot disk,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000
Insert the boot disk into the computer's floppy disk drive,
and then restart the computer.
Copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the
Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the system partition of the local hard
Method 2: Use the Recovery Console
Use the Windows 2000 Setup disks to restart the computer,
or use the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to restart the computer.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to
repair the Windows 2000 installation.
Press C to repair the Windows 2000 installation by using
the Recovery Console.
Type the number that corresponds to the Windows
installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type
1, and then press ENTER.
For more information, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the Windows Recovery Console
Type the Administrator password, and then press
Type map, and then press ENTER. Note
the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows
Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type
each one, where drive is the drive letter that you
typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article:
copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type
y, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between ntdetect.com and c:\.
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
type c:\Boot.ini A list similar to the following list appears:
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect If you receive the following message, the Boot.ini file may be
missing or damaged:The system cannot find the file or directory specified.
If the Boot.ini file is missing or damaged, create a new
one. To do so, follow these steps:
Use a text editor, such as Notepad or Edit.com, to
create a boot loader file similar to the following boot loader file:[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect For more information, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Boot.ini and ARC path naming conventions and usage
How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
Save the file to a floppy disk as
NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt
extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.
Type the following command at the Recovery Console
command prompt to copy the Boot.ini file from the floppy disk to the computer:
copy a:\Boot.ini c:\
Type exit, and then press ENTER. The
Check what type of file type the Kodak is creating, it may not be a JPG. If its not you would need to look in settings or check the manual to see how to change the camera so it saves the files as JPEG'S. Or the long route compress them into JPEG'S on your PC.
To create bootable disk follow the steps:
1)Enter floppy disk or cd in your dvd/cd drive.
2)You can create boot disk by using Nero CD Burning software or other software with which you burn your cd or dvd.
3) to create with windows xp go to
Or carry out the following steps:
Using Windows XP, place a blank floppy in drive A and format the disk. Navigate to the root folder of the system (in most cases this will be C:\) and copy the following files to the floppy disk.
If you can't see the files, click [Tools] and [Folder Options...] in the Menu Bar of Windows Explorer. Click the [View] tab and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders]. Remove the check mark next to [Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)] then click [Apply] and [OK]. The files should now be visible in Windows Explorer. If the files still cannot be copied, right click each file, click [Properties] and remove the checkmark from the Read-Only attributes. Reset whatever attributes were unchecked after the copy procedure is completed.
In addition to the files listed above, check the same directory for bootsect.dos and ntbootdd.sys files. If they are present on your system, copy them to the same floppy diskette.
The disk is used as any other boot disk, inserting it into the floppy drive (A:\) and initiating a cold boot. Make sure the BIOS is set so that the A:\ drive is first in the boot sequence.
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,