Formatting a floppy Disk

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Hello All
I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information on at a public
library. I took it home to get information off of it and it says that the
material needs to be formatted. However it says that the only way it can be
formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the information that is on
it. Please Help
 
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Get a USB flash drive or card reader.


"HELP ME" <HELP ME @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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| Hello All
| I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information
on at a public
| library. I took it home to get information off of it and
it says that the
| material needs to be formatted. However it says that the
only way it can be
| formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the
information that is on
| it. Please Help
 

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Try running a check disk...
on my computer right click on the drive go to the properties/tools tab/error
checking/check now/put a check in both of the boxes and click start.

Should fix your problem(if your not going from a MAC to a PC or you don't
have a virus.
CES

"HELP ME" <HELP ME @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello All
> I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information on at a public
> library. I took it home to get information off of it and it says that the
> material needs to be formatted. However it says that the only way it can
be
> formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the information that is
on
> it. Please Help
 
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I am having the same problem retreiving data from my 3.5 floppy disk. I have
tried a check disk but keep getting the message to format the disk. The data
on the disk was saved in Windows 95 and I am trying to open the file now in
Windows XP. Could that be the problem.? Will I have pay to get data recovery
software?
"CES" wrote:

> Try running a check disk...
> on my computer right click on the drive go to the properties/tools tab/error
> checking/check now/put a check in both of the boxes and click start.
>
> Should fix your problem(if your not going from a MAC to a PC or you don't
> have a virus.
> CES
>
> "HELP ME" <HELP ME @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D6EBD9DD-4237-43E0-929C-54E396969353@microsoft.com...
> > Hello All
> > I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information on at a public
> > library. I took it home to get information off of it and it says that the
> > material needs to be formatted. However it says that the only way it can
> be
> > formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the information that is
> on
> > it. Please Help
>
>
>
 
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Go here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;140060&Product=win2000

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Richard Urban

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"xxxWendyxxx" <xxxWendyxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:71485138-F979-4229-9C81-A403747376F7@microsoft.com...
>I am having the same problem retreiving data from my 3.5 floppy disk. I
>have
> tried a check disk but keep getting the message to format the disk. The
> data
> on the disk was saved in Windows 95 and I am trying to open the file now
> in
> Windows XP. Could that be the problem.? Will I have pay to get data
> recovery
> software?
> "CES" wrote:
>
>> Try running a check disk...
>> on my computer right click on the drive go to the properties/tools
>> tab/error
>> checking/check now/put a check in both of the boxes and click start.
>>
>> Should fix your problem(if your not going from a MAC to a PC or you don't
>> have a virus.
>> CES
>>
>> "HELP ME" <HELP ME @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D6EBD9DD-4237-43E0-929C-54E396969353@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello All
>> > I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information on at a
>> > public
>> > library. I took it home to get information off of it and it says that
>> > the
>> > material needs to be formatted. However it says that the only way it
>> > can
>> be
>> > formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the information that
>> > is
>> on
>> > it. Please Help
>>
>>
>>
 

woody

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Is the diskette cross formatted? If so you will have to dummy up the hole so
the drive detects it as it is formatted. ie formatted as 1.44 requires hole
in upper left corner, formatted as 720k no hole in upper left corner, put a
piece of tape over it.....


"xxxWendyxxx" <xxxWendyxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:71485138-F979-4229-9C81-A403747376F7@microsoft.com...
>I am having the same problem retreiving data from my 3.5 floppy disk. I
>have
> tried a check disk but keep getting the message to format the disk. The
> data
> on the disk was saved in Windows 95 and I am trying to open the file now
> in
> Windows XP. Could that be the problem.? Will I have pay to get data
> recovery
> software?
> "CES" wrote:
>
>> Try running a check disk...
>> on my computer right click on the drive go to the properties/tools
>> tab/error
>> checking/check now/put a check in both of the boxes and click start.
>>
>> Should fix your problem(if your not going from a MAC to a PC or you don't
>> have a virus.
>> CES
>>
>> "HELP ME" <HELP ME @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D6EBD9DD-4237-43E0-929C-54E396969353@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello All
>> > I have a 2.0 MB 3 1/2 Floppy disk that I saved information on at a
>> > public
>> > library. I took it home to get information off of it and it says that
>> > the
>> > material needs to be formatted. However it says that the only way it
>> > can
>> be
>> > formatted is if it is deleted and I can not loose the information that
>> > is
>> on
>> > it. Please Help
>>
>>
>>
 

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