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the recovery disk is designed to repair or restore a system to its previous factory condition and is not a full installation. the formating of your hdd would have erased all the data required for this process to be completed. you can try a recovery utility that may be able to help you at this link. the disk might not have been saved in an .iso format to tell the computer to run it before starting an OS. if this disk is recognized and runs on your system then you will need to attempt a recovery, which is unlikely since the drive has allready been formated many necessary system files may not be able to be restored. at this point a complete new install will be necessary.
Take the drive from the enclosure, remove the top cover from the floopy drive, you should be able to GENTLY remove the floppy shield. Try not to stress the heads or wiring inside of drive. The floppy shield should come out the front.
Sometimes u can go to a different computer and get the disk to work. Most of the time u can't though. I suggest you try a few different computers (new and old computers) and if you get one to read it get your info off and save it to another floppy or a flash drive or something. I have also tried the format option and it will always say that the disk can't be formatted. I usually toss them in the trash after that.
You may also try running a standard windows scandisk on the disk.
A lot of people feel more secure saving their stuff to a floppy, mostly because it's something physical they can hang onto and carry around. But the truth is that they are far too unreliable to use given the wide range of other options available today (e-mail, ftp, jump drives, hard drives, cd-roms, etc.)
Is there a disk in your floppy drive?
Do you use the floppy drive at all? (Most people no longer do)
If you don't, unplug the power, open the case, disconnect the floppy drive.
Plug it back in, power it on, and go into the BIOS setting screen (depending on the computer, there are different things to do, like hit the DEL key, or F12, or F2, or ESC etc)
Once you are in the BIOS screen, disable the floppy drive detection, save it and try booting again.
It sounds like your floppy drive has gone bad. By removing it, and disabling it in the detection, you can get deeper into the problem (if there is one after that)
The disk may have unrecoverable formatting errors making it useless. Or your hardware could be on the failure.
If you absolutely must , try purchasing or borrowing an external floppy drive and try to save the information to the disk on the external drive. If if formats and works then you know your internal floppy drive is bad.
If it has the same problems as formatting it in your internal drive, then the floppy itself is bad.
If I may suggest , in the future it would be wiser to save all your data to a removable USB Flash Drive. They are very very inexpensive and cost a lot less then a box of floppies :)
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.