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Floopy drive when i put a 3.5 disk in drive keeps asking me to format it, these are all proven disks recently used?

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  • cmrgfmt Nov 09, 2008

    When I connect the drive It will not read any of the disks that I have been using with other comparable computers. I kept being asked if I want to format the disk. When I reformat, it starts and then says that it can not complete the format. I have tried many different disks (they all work on other computers). I have also had the supplier send out a new drive. The problem is the same with the new drive. I have used the drives on 2 different computers and had the same problem with each. HELP!

  • HoJo-Fxr Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same trouble but with a different genaric older drive, I copied the data off the disc's and reformated. The disc's worked for a week then wanted to be reformated. The disc's read fine on other PC's, so I am replacing the Floppy drive with a new one. Could you have a virus that is messing with your drive?

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Sounds like you have a bad floppy drive. If you are unable to read a disk and it wants to format it so it can read it try letting it format a floppy with no data on it or with floppy you don't care about. If it can format and you can read and write to it, then bad disks. If not then you know you have a bad floppy drive. Replace and enjoy.

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