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everytime i double click on floopy drive it says the floppy inserted in not formatted format now and when i click no it doesnt do anything and when i click yes it says windows could not complete the format does anyone know what i could do to get my floppy drive working i know everybody uses cd-rom drives but a floppy drive is nice to be there instead of not working if any one has any ideas help would be much appreciated thanks nost.
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Your symptoms are those of a floppy-drive which has simply died of old age or wear-and-tear and needs replacing with a new one. They are one of the cheapest components to buy and easy to fit -- just check the existing one as you remove it then connect the new one the same way.
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yes thanks for the help i new it was the floppy drive because id just bought a new ide cable for it i will buy a new one and let you know if it works
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I use all Sony for my removable storage and I'm a died-in-the-wool floppy user (probably because I have so many from years gone by) Although it is a medium on it's way out I still keep a spare new one because they do wear out. But even with a new one installed I run across quite a few disks that cannot be formated. I have read and experienced that floppy disks have a shelf life and always try a few different disks before I replace the drive itself.
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