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External floppy drive

I can not get this to work. It says i have to format the disks and that will erase what is on them. I want to view the disks. Please help

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  • mklb52 Sep 05, 2008

    cd suppliedby circuit city does nothing, al when it tries to work pop up saying to foor mat disc,but this would erase it i am using vista system any help would be appreciated,thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Help.......I have the same disc needs format issue. I don't want to lose the important items on my disc. I just want to transfer them to my computer which does not have an enternal floppy drive. Any help would be greatly appeciated.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. I put in numerous type of disks, some with just data from programs like WORD and QUICKEN, one that was an installation disk for Windows 95 Microsoft Project. I wanted to transfer the information to my computer and with each one I came up with the same error that the disk was not formated properly and would I like to reformat.

    I tried compatibility wizard on windows for W95 in case backward windows compatibility was the issue but it did not help.

  • johnnyvandal Jan 24, 2009

    i can not read my floppy disks on my nexxtech usb floppy disk drive

    it asked me if i want to reformate the floppy disk

    but if i do that i will erase my floppy disk

    what do i do

    johnnyvandals@yahoo.com



    please fix this or i will return to you for refund

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I have this usb external floppy disk driver and it says I have to fromat the disk nd that will erase what is n the disk. Please help me.

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I called the store where i purchased it and they helped me for free. Thanks anyway.

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