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Floppy Drive Issues

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by eerie, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. eerie

    eerie Member

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    I seem to have a problem with my floppy drive: it simply won't read them nor will it format them. This is the error I get when I try to format a floppy:

    The type of the file system is RAW.
    The new file system is FAT.
    Verifying 1.44M
    Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.

    Now, I've used these disks in the past and they are indeed 1.44 capacity. Googling has been fruitless so I hope the gurus here can help. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. lecsiy

    lecsiy Regular member

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    Sounds like a bad drive. Cant really say more than that.
     
  3. rudsta816

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    i own like 3 floppy drives none work and i get a similar error as you. keep in mind that windows dosent detect rather or not you have a drive installed or not and will always show the drive there so i suggest looking for loose wiring. they usually wear out pretty fast its probaly easier and maybee even the same price if not cheaper to get a flash drive
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    reseat the floppy drive cable or replace it.
     

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