TechRepublic Search GO CXO Cloud Big Data Security Innovation More Software Data Centers Networking Startups Tech & Work All Topics Sections: Photos Videos All Writers Newsletters Forums Resource Library Tech Pro Think again!… Think the floppy disk is dead? Determining if PDF has geospatial information? Report • #2 k2rr December 23, 2012 at 06:13:01 Thank you for responding, here's a little more information. his comment is here
By setting the flash-drive lower than the floppy in the boot order, Windows can access the floppy, but then I cannot use the flash-drive for booting automatically. It would just be nice if MS made the sfloppy.sys work with all USB Floppy Drive Units. If you can transfer the files from a machine that will read them onto a USB stick or CD, you will save yourself a lot of exasperation. The Nuclear Floppy Last year, a broadcast of 60 Minutes surprised many viewers with the discovery that 8-inch floppy disks were still the preferred method of removable storage for the computers http://superuser.com/questions/393385/floppy-drive-doesn-t-work-in-windows-but-does-outside-of-windows
That report indicated that changes were in the pipeline, but the security of this outmoded technology was difficult to replicate with modern materials. If other floppies work it is likely that you may have a bad floppy diskette. Proposed as answer by smnc Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:14 PM Marked as answer by Andy Song Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:27 AM Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:47 PM Reply | Personally, I found it was larger than the 700 MB of my CD's so I needed to burn it to DVD (using a program called IMGBURN), by the way, but the
Excellent solution!I'll pull a copy of my XP driver later today and try it myself. Verify that the floppy connection is connected to the motherboard FDD connector. Is highlighting important reference a good idea? http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000277.htm Symptoms From command-line: C:\>dir a:\ The device is not ready.
I have tried swapping the Win7 sfloppy.sys fileout for an XP (32bit)version = no good. The Disk Media Is Not Recognized Floppy I had to mess around in the back of my system today, so I took the opportunity to remove the 128MB flash drive that I use to boot. You become that last man standing." Brad Jones/Digital Trends A lack of competition was the very thing that prompted Tom to get into the business. This is good news, because these are the only serviceable components in the drive.Most of the time when a read/write head has problems, it’s either dirty or out of alignment.
If you have this type of problem, it's game over: Go buy a new drive.Motor problemsIt’s easy to tell when you have a motor problem. read the full info here OEM Sony unit I bought from a local computer wholesaler) could have been non-standard. Floppy Disk Driver Windows 7 I've heard there is a build 7034 but I haven't seen it.Because there is not a classic start menu and Windows Explorer can't remember more than one folder's position, I have Floppy Disk Drive Problems Join the discussion and tell us what you think. Comments Facebook Linkedin Twitter More Email Print Reddit Delicious Digg Pinterest Stumbleupon Google Plus Powered by Livefyre Add your Comment Editor's
Having the mentioned 'need to format' message or W7 just not reading the floppy. this content Search Not surprisingly, most of the search results simply talk about setting the jumpers on the drive or enabling the drive in the BIOS, but these are all just about getting I can now manipulate and read the 10+ year old files. The floppy disk might seem like something better left in the 1990s. How To Read A Floppy Disk Without Formatting It
The million 3½-inch disks he bought, which have proven more desired, now seems like too few. "We've done our best to acquire as many diskettes as we can," he goes on. Floppy Disk Not Recognized Yes, you can transfer data over a serial cable.4. The older files that were created on a 486-50 computer (Windows 95) works fine on that computer.
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sfloppy not working with anything I do. If it appears to be connected, disconnect, and then reconnect cable to verify cable is seated properly. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site.Would you like to participate? check over here Low and behold it worked!_______________________________________________The Vista version did not work for me, but the XP version did.
But you are over my head here, or I don't understand what you are talking about. Write Protect Error - Ensure that the disk is not write protected by removing the floppy disk and insuring that you cannot see through both holes; if you can, move the Open your computer case.2. current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list.
Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. It would seem that I need to find XP drivers and install, but this I haven't done before. Floppies that were made under either FAT or FAT32 are not recognized so XP says they are not formatted, but because the FAT is embedded, it also says the disk can't If there's directory listing, then your drive works properly.
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