Floppy- Requests format of every disk i put in it.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cobrin, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. cobrin

    cobrin Guest

    Everytime I put in a floppy disk, XP tells me that it is unformatted and format now. I know that the disk it good (other puters read from it). The cable is connected correctly on the drive & M/board. I've removed the drive & uninstalled it in device manager but no fix. It's only just started to happen, I feel that the drive itself is ok it's not that old (within 5mths). Any suggestions welcome.
    Thanx in advance...cobrin
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    My guess is that the drive IS bad. Avoid putting any important diskettes in it until you can swap it out with another one. A bad drive will destroy your floppies.

    A good way to test the drive is to get a couple of blank floppys and format them then run scandisk on them. Do that 3 or 4 times. If the drive is good you should still have a good usable diskette. If it's bad it will ruin it.
     
  3. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    i agree

    a client of mine had that problem
    we changed the FDD and the FDD cable, its fine now