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Hi.

This is probably really simple.

Almost positive the disk is full and won't open files. Oh no, ..my resume! Using Microsoft Office Word 2003 which is working but running slow. Other disks are opening files ...no problem.

Any advice?


Also. Where do I post a question about my browser? Thanks. :)
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I am trying to retrieve a file from a *disk* and it won't open.

I am getting a warning that says ..."the disk is not formatted or it's formatted for a McIntosh". Or the warning says ..."A: is not accessible - disk media not recognized - disk may not be formatted"

I've tried other disks and they work.
I have used this *disk* before. It might be full. Is that a problem?

I hope I'm making sense? This is a little embarassing as I am sure the answer is simple. :)
If there is something I can to to retrieve the files ...that would be great!
Thank you.
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I am trying to retrieve a file from a *disk* and it won't open.

I am getting a warning that says ..."the disk is not formatted or it's formatted for a McIntosh". Or the warning says ..."A: is not accessible - disk media not recognized - disk may not be formatted"

I've tried other disks and they work.
I have used this *disk* before. It might be full. Is that a problem?


Ooh, floppy disks! I remember them.

The fullness of a floppy disk drive is only of concern when it comes to saving anything on them due to the limited amount of capacity that they hold. Back when it was all fields around here files were so small you could fit hundreds of them on a floppy.

Does this disk work on other machines with floppy disk drives?
If the disk doesn't work on other machines then the disk is scrap (probably a sector 0 failure) and you've lost everything that's on it. Sector 0 on a floppy disk basically tells Windows where everything is on the disk (by what's called the table of contents) and if that's damaged the entire disk is worthless and if Sector 0 cannot be formatted the disk is toast.

With all due respect, why are you still using floppies? Would you not be better looking at flash memory/pen drives/pen sticks that hold the equivalent of about 1500 floppies?
Floppies may still be available but they're so unreliable, so bulky and they're easily damaged, with copious legends of students in schools of yesteryear carting them around in their back pockets, sitting on them, bending them and then wondering why they (the disks) don't work.
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Hi.
Thank you for the response.

I brought the disk somewhere else and they told me it had to be formatted.
Is formatting easy to do?
Is there a way to check Sector O?

I'd would simply toss it away... just like "burnt toast" lol, but I didn't back up a couple of important items. My fault and big mistake.

To answer your question. At this point in time it's a mostly money issue, ..unfortunately. My entire computer needs a serious upgrade. As does my PC knowledge ..eek. Hopefully soon. :)

Edited by Rhonwen, 05 September 2009 - 11:32 AM.

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