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I copied information onto a formatted disk using Windows 2000. Now I am using Windows 98 to access that information and when I try to access the A drive it tells me I am using an unformatted disk (which I'm not). How do I format the formatted disk and still maintain the information for access? Or what do I do to correct this situation? Thank you for your help.
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Should work, have you tried the floppy in another computer?
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No, I did not try in another computer, but I will. If I still cannot read it in my computer, could it be a hardware problem? My dvd drive does not work either and I was told on another board that I might need a new cd reader. Could something be affecting my entire tower for reading software?
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Could something be affecting my entire tower for reading software?

No, not likely. Probably just coincidence. <_<
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In the meantime, is there a way to format a disk? If my system says the formatted disk is not formatted, can I still format?
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If you format it you will lose any data it contains. If there's any problem reading the disk, you'll get the message that it's not formatted.
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Okay I'll try another computer first. Thank you very much.
I see tomorrow is your 1st year birthday (you've been a member since 5/21/03). Happy birthday! Glad to have you around.
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TRUE! <_< I hadn't even noticed :D

THANKS!!!
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