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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.

Thank you in advance for any of your assistance,

Respectfully,

EanR@aol.com

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Replace the floppy drive it sounds as if the drive motor is bad the hum is a inactive drive motor when a floppy is good it will usualy click as it comes on along with a green indicator llight

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