Floppy will not read or format in xp



Dickie
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Will work in dos on the same machine.
when trying to format A I use the run command and the little black box
opens, asks for disk, insert disk, black box disappears.
This is a brand new drive.
The old one was working great about two weeks ago.
Now i need to do a floppy, i can't, i know this is a windows problem and
have searched high and low....Anyone.
Thanks

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Use Windows Explorer. Inser a diskette. Highlight diskette-drive and right-click , and choose "Format" to A: .
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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Dickie wrote:
> Will work in dos on the same machine.
> when trying to format A I use the run command and the little black box
> opens, asks for disk, insert disk, black box disappears.
> This is a brand new drive.
> The old one was working great about two weeks ago.
> Now i need to do a floppy, i can't, i know this is a windows problem
> and have searched high and low....Anyone.
> Thanks

Dickie
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Did that, get Windows was unable to complete the format.
I formatted the disk i am using with Microscope formatter.


"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Use Windows Explorer. Inser a diskette. Highlight diskette-drive and right-click , and choose "Format" to A: .
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> Dickie wrote:
> > Will work in dos on the same machine.
> > when trying to format A I use the run command and the little black box
> > opens, asks for disk, insert disk, black box disappears.
> > This is a brand new drive.
> > The old one was working great about two weeks ago.
> > Now i need to do a floppy, i can't, i know this is a windows problem
> > and have searched high and low....Anyone.
> > Thanks
>
>
>


Floppy will not read or format in xp