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When I try to open files recovered from a floppy disk, I always get the error message "Unknown File Format." Is there anything I can do?

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  • Sheldon Dreilick Feb 09, 2010

    Poems that I had on a floppy disc that I couldn't access anymore. I downloaded a program that recovered the poems to the user folder in Documents and Settings. Now I try to open these recovered poems and I either get "Unknown File Format" or the file opens and it's just rows and rows of gibberish.

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    marios basileiou May 11, 2010

    What are the files you try to open?the extension ?.*?

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Try using backup and restore
click on restore and then click on advanced restore
select the path and click on restore

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Http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/formatting-floppy-disk-win-xp.htm
There are two different formats,this article explains how to format the two so you can read them.

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1-Does your computer show any sign of response after power button press?
2-Is your power cable properly connected and have main power switched on both your power supply unit and the wall plug?
3-Is the 20/24-pin ATX power connector has been connected between your motherboard and power supply?
4-Can The standby power LED (Green blue) light up continuously after the mains power is connected? (Note: Both flashing and off are no good here)

Fix 1

(1) Isolate The power going into your system ( i.e. connect your system to the wall plug directly, without sharing the power with any other devices via power extension cable.)
(2) Check if the power supply and power cable functions correctly, and have the input of your power supply set to the correct position (either 100/110V or 220/240V, depending on your country)
(3) Please try replacing your power supply.

Fix 2

1. No POST

1.1 Please clear CMOS to have a try (refer to motherboard manual for details)

1.2 If the problem still persists, please contact your retailer for a check


2. There is error message during POST: BIOS ROM checksum error. Detecting floppy drive A media... Insert system disk and press enter

2.1 If the support CD supplied with motherboard is available

2.1.1 Please restart system and put support CD into optical drive, then the system will recover BIOS automatically using CrashFree utility

2.2 If the support CD supplied with motherboard is not available

2.2.1 Prepare a formated floppy disk, then unzip the BIOS file downloaded from ASUS website into the floppy disk.

2.2.2 Please restart system and insert the floppy disk into floppy drive, then the system will recover BIOS automatically using CrashFree utility
2.3 If it is not helpful after the troubleshooting as the steps 2.1 or 2.2, please clear CMOS( referring to the manual introduction)

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Please try the latest BIOS. I recommend you to use AFUDOS to update BIOS. You need to unzip it to get the ROM file.

You should use the command as follows:

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or, afudos /i A:\BIOSNAME.rom(if the BIOS file is in the floppy disk)

You can store your BIOS into a floppy disk or a hard disk with FAT format. Then, you will be able to use AFUDOS to access the BIOS ROM file.

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BOOT BLOCK COMPATIBLE VERSION VER .005
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READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
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READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
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