IBM 3.5 Diskette/1.44 MB Capacity/IBM Formatted. Won't open.
I can't open any of my Diskettes. When I try, a message appears
and reads, " The disk in Drive A is not formatted. Do you want to
format it now?"
Almost two years ago, my PC crashed, and I brought it in for
repair. However, I think after the repair, I was able to open "a"
disk. After removing the disk, I inserted another disk, and upon
opening it... the pictures from the previous disk, appeared.
Is there any way I can retrieve all my old data from these diskettes?
Also, I have a new problem. After having tried to open a total of
four diskettes, my Dell computer's tower, now has a strange hum.
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unless you made one or you were provided with an installation disk
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or
Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
1.Place diskette in the computer.
2.Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
3.In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
Create Windows XP Setup diskettes
Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP. These downloads can be found through KB310994.
click start control panel
administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal
serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall
drivers if you can see
your usb drive but its not working ports(com&lpt)right
click update driver if this fails to fix the problem check the USB leads that
attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are
securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a
lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts also scroll to disk drives if
you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options update
driver disable uninstall scan for hardware changes select properties you
should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot policies volumes driver
and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the
driver details update driver rollback driver or uninstall hope this helps
boot disks allow you to by-pass damaged Windows 2000 operating system
files to get your computer up and running in a solid, stable
configuration. You simply tell the computer to access the Windows 2000
codes necessary for start-up from your floppy disk drive rather than
the hard drive. Creating the set of four boot disks is specific to this
version of the operating system
the Windows 2000 Professional CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive.
Insert a formatted, blank diskette into the floppy disk drive. Have
three additional formatted, blank diskettes standing by.
"Start" at the bottom left corner of your computer screen to open the
start-up menu. This lists the start-up actions available for Windows
2000. Select "Run." The program then asks you to designate the drive,
program, folder or file you want to open by either typing the
destination or clicking "Browse," to select the destination from the
Windows 2000 directory.
Click the "Browse" button at the bottom of the pop-up window. The PC's hard drive directory window appears.
the computer's hard drive directory and select the CD-ROM drive to
designate it as the destination you want to open. Click "OK" to open
the CD-Rom drive. The folders and files saved on the Windows 2000 CD
now appear in the directory format.
Select the "Bootdisk" folder. A directory of files appears.
the program file "Makeboot.exe," then click "OK" to launch the Windows
2000 boot disk maker program. The program checks that you have a
formatted diskette in the floppy disk drive and then begins to make the
your screen as the process of making the boot disk progresses. The boot
disk for Windows 2000 requires four diskettes. The program cues you to
remove the first diskette and insert the second, and so on until all
four diskettes are created and the boot disk making process is finished.
Your Portable USB 3.5 diskette drive uses a pretty old technology that would come with software or drivers needed to run it. You would need to check on your device manager on control panel. But I would advise you upgrade yourself to better storage devices like the flash drive or the CD/DVD USB portable drives. They are a bit more expensive, but the technology is newer and have less issues. Let's face it, the 3.5 diskettes are getting pretty outdated. Don't you think so?
. Your notebook 2. An empty formatted diskette (720 kb or 1,44 mb) 3. A second computer (e.g. a DOS desktop PC) 4. A hex-editor (e.g. Norton DiskEdit or HexWorks)
This is what you have to do:
1. Start the desktop PC and start the hex-editor 2. Put the disk in drive A: 3. Change the first five bytes of sector 2 (boot sector is sector 1) to: 4B 45 59 00 00 4. Save it! Now you have a KEYDISK 5. Remove the disk from drive A: 6. Put the disk in the notebook drive 7. Start the notebook in Boot Mode (push the reset button) 8. Press Enter when asked for Password: 9. You will be asked to Set Password again. Press Y and Enter. 10. You now see the BIOS configuration where you can set a new password
Its probably a bad disk. The only way I have been able to fix these is to First launch disk utility THEN put the disk in. THEN run the utility. You have to do it in this order. The key thing here is utility has to be running first and then insert the disk "HOT"
Hope this helps!
ibm ps 1 computer uses older type floppies either 360kb or 720kb these cannot alway be read by modern computers also to copy these you have to use the same capacity disks most disks are the HD versions 1.44MB. the older drives. If i remember right you can tell the 1.44mb disks by an extra hole on the disk.