Error Message The Disk is Not formatted



Brad
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Why do I get this message when I know the disk is OK because I have used it
before?

Li'l Roberto
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
"Brad" <Brad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B16FDA12-59E0-482C-ADFD-B8658D08D503@microsoft.com...
> Why do I get this message when I know the disk is OK because I have used
> it
> before?

They DO go bad, [even though they worked before]
Did you test it in another PC ?

rgds
Li'l Roberto

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Because it is not formatted now - at the present.

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"Brad" <Brad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B16FDA12-59E0-482C-ADFD-B8658D08D503@microsoft.com...
> Why do I get this message when I know the disk is OK because I have used
> it
> before?

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
In news:B16FDA12-59E0-482C-ADFD-B8658D08D503@microsoft.com,
Brad <Brad@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Why do I get this message when I know the disk is OK because I
> have
> used it before?


Are you asking about a diskette, a floppy disk?

First of all, diskettes don't last forever and eventually do go
bad; there's no way to know for sure it's OK.

But that's probably not your problem; the diskette was probably
bought pre-formatted and is missing the media descriptor byte.
Windows 9X didn't need it, but Windows XP does. Read here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=140060


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Error Message The Disk is Not formatted