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Question: floppy disk damaged

That's mostly it. A while ago, I saved some old family photos on to floppies. I just found them the other day, and I tried opening them. Most of them worked, but a couple, seemed to have picked up the file names on other floppies in the group, and the files dont work. I tried opening it in photoshop, and got a message saying they were damaged. Then when I clicked ok, I got about a tenth of the picture at the very top. Now, in the folder that holds all of the pics on the floppy, when I just click once on a picture that's "damaged", the whole picture comes up on the bottom left hand side near the details. Does that mean its not completly lost? Any help would be great, these are very important pictures to me.

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Preferred Solution: floppy disk damaged

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Answer: floppy disk damaged

nobody has any ideas for programs that could help restore them?

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Can anyone tell me if there is any software to save information from a damaged floppy disk

Answer:Damaged floppy disk

Try Drive Rescue click here

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I have a floppy disk with some very important data stored there on. Without warning, I now get an error message that the disk is damaged and the data cannot be read. I can see small smudges of some type on the disk itself. Is there anyway that the smudges can be removed without further damaging the disk? I have tried to retrieve the data using four different computers with the same response (damaged disk, data cannot be read).
 

Answer:Damaged Floppy Disk

Hi,

Not easy.

I was able to read a floppy disk which had been sat on once and had the case broken, by reading it in an LS-120 drive.

Beyond this you are into data recovery www.runtime.org

Or do a google search on "floppy disk data recovery"

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q="floppy+disk+data+recovery"&meta=

hth

Ceri
 

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I guess the title pretty much sums it up.... any recommendations on a good floppy disk data recovery tool? I looked thru the data recovery section, but nothing jumped out at me. Maybe I overlooked something. This floppy is missing the metal safety 'slider', and looking at the media, I've seen some scratches. The disk is dated 2004 (old!) and when I try to read it, Windows struggles with it for maybe a minute or two minutes, then tells me the disk isn't formatted, and do I want to format it now.... is there any hope?

hopperdave2000
 

Answer:Damaged floppy disk-need data

Try this:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2623.html

Unstoppable Copier...I've used this to recover data from floppies before. It truely does copy anything that's recoverable, but you may be surprised at how much the floppy has degraded.
 

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How do you recover lost/damaged files from a damaged disk (external)?

I'm not sure if its just damaged or crammed way too full but it started when I plugged it into another computer at the front along with another hard drive which I've never done at that particular computer before but I thought it would be fine since I always plug in both at the back of my own computer.
At the other computer this disk disappeared and only the other one showed up. So I plugged out the other one and tried to make it show up. It didn't and when i plugged it out "Drive H:\ needs to be formatted" showed up" I just kept trying at all the usb ports to failure.
I tried to plug it in my computer and my laptop leading to the same result.

I'm talking about a "1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Seagate", image http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/seagate_goflex_review_05.jpg. I took the butt part out and installed it in my computer directly. I think that's when the chkdsk utility showed up after windows started. I let it run when it started up. it finally showed up! The files still worked. but it was still almost full so I bought a new hard drive to transfer the files to and then format the old one and start clean, or so to say.

I plugged in my new hard drive and tried to transfer some files. It transferred some, but others gave me a few errors in transferring. Then I tried to transfer it to my laptop. It can't transfer directly from one external ha... Read more

Answer:Recover lost/damaged files from damaged external disk?

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I installed a Sony floppy disk drive into my Vista PC - and got this message: "A:\ is not accessible. The floppy disk controller reported an error that is not recognized by the floppy disk driver." The disk shows up as Drive A on My Computer, the green light comes on, etc - but will not read.
I tried uninstalling/reinstalling several times, but the same problem.
Can anyone help?

Answer:floppy disk controller/floppy disk drive problem in Vista

In your BIOS, do you have the proper floppy drive configured? Most BIOS settings will allow for several different kinds of floppy drives ("3.5", 5.25", etc). Make sure the right one is selected.

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Question: Damaged floppy

I have a damaged floppy and get the error "A:\ is not accessilbe. The system cannot read from the specified device. I have run scandisk on it and it finds errors but does not fix them. I have tryied openning this floppy on 2 different computers with no luck. Any suggestions, please e-mail me. Thanks.
 

Answer:Damaged floppy

You might try this, http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,0010JO,.html ... Rhett Oh darn ! The link isn't working, it is good though, may have to (gasp) type in the address ...Rhett

[Edited by rhettman5 on 03-15-2001 at 10:33 PM]
 

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Ok, Im trying to reformat a floppy disk.. I go to reformat it and it sais to insert a disk in the a drive... alright, theres one in there!
so i tried this on 3 other floppys and the same thing... and when i go to the a properties it sais that there is no used space and no free space on the disk.. i went threw dos and tried a:\reformat and it came back with "no valid drive.". then i tried a:\dir and said "unknown sector.". i tried a:\mem and it said "The parameter is incorrect."
Guys, im completly stumped... any suggestions?

Answer:floppy a:\, possibly damaged?

Try another floppy drive. If that doesn't work, it may be a controller problem.

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Can I access files from a damaged floppy?

I have been told there is a progam available to achieve this, possibly a Norton product.

Can anyone confirm this and if so the name of the program?
 

Answer:Can I access files from a damaged floppy?

are you saying a corrupted floppy or a physically dmaged one ? if it's physically damaged it may damage the drive and needs to be taken to a specialist, if it's corrupt there are a number of things you can do. First try a check disk on it
 

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Ok I have a self-built computer...it's a year old just a few days ago.

Win XP SP2 (I think)
Intel Quad-Core 2.4ghz [OCed to 3.2ghz)
RAM 4gb [2.5gb detected]
HDD- Western Digital 160GB and not sure which company could be Maxtor 500GB SATA
8800GT 512mb Video Card

I have an IDE drive on there too with an Apple OSX installed on it.


but

I've been hunting viruses and trojans [due to a backdoor trojan that] for the last few days and elimintated most of them including the backdoor. I was running a 'thourough' scan today while I was at school as well as downloading some things. MY anti-virus program is avast!

Thinking my comps quad-core 3.2ghz could handle the load I turned on Company of Heroes while all this was running....the comp froze...I restarted manually.

The first screen I got is the usual one except under SATA Channel listings it said Floppy disk(s) fail (40)....I don't have a floppy drive.

Then when I press F1 to continue it doesn't load up my main hardrive where Windows is installed. Like it doesn't detect it....it only detects the IDE drive with Apple on it and can start it up.

Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.

Somehow the anti-virus scan mixed with downloading and a video game crash messed things up. Even F8 doesn't work.

Answer:[SOLVED] Floppy Disk Fail(40)...but I have no floppy drive..no startup

The BIOS was reset to default values. Enter the BIOS at startup and change the boot order priority to the sata hdd first. Locate the screen with the setting for the floppy drive and set that drive to disabled or none. If there's a setting called halt on disk errors change it to "no errors but keyboard" or something like that. Once you're back within windows run chkdsk c: /R to correct errors in the file system caused by the hard restart (answer y when prompted to schedule the scan at next startup and restart the computer).

What's the brand, model and wattage of your power supply ? The freezing wasn't necessarily caused by the antivirus, could have been caused by an underpowered power supply. With an overclocked quad core and a 8800GT you need a quality 700W+ supply. Locate the hardware monitor screen in the BIOS and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.


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Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.




Actually mentioning it already violates the forum rules. Please read them if you didn't already : http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php. Also read this. I'll pass this time cause it's your first post but I'll have to issue an official warning next time.

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Hi All,

Here is the low down. I cant boot into any OS.

I formatted my PC and figured that after installing XP i'd dual boot Ubuntu (9.04).
So all went well, XP and Ubuntu installed as anticipated i could access both OS' for a couple of hours.

When i was in Ubuntu, i was trying to change my primary monitor (22") to have the toolbar instead of my 19".
I went on Ubuntu forums to see what had to be done, and i needed to reboot for the changes to take effect.

After i rebooted, it didnít list any of my 2 hard drives (150gb raptor, 1tb Samsung) or my Asus DVD/CD drive.

My motherboard (Nvidia 680I) stated 7F which only says in the manual as "Check POST error and display them and ask user intervention".
Well, the lovely post error comes up as:


floppy disk(s) fail (40) Click to expand...

floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Real helpful right? And considering i have NO floppy drive...(its a custom built PC)
And i have two options, F1 to continue and DEL for BIOS.

I checked BIOS first, reset to default, removed floppy drive from the boot menu, rebooted, same issue.

Hit F1 to continue now, and the only bootable option is the NVIDIA Boot Agent and comes up with this:

NVIDIA BOOT AGENT 231.0528
PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F: EXITING NVIDIA BOOT AGENTClick to expand...

This goes on a continuous loop, failing every time. I've checked all cables and it all seems fine.
Now i cant even access my CD/DVD drive (completely disabled) which... Read more

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I'm trying to build my first computer and I think I've got things setup right, but whenever I try to boot up I get the a message on the screen saying Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40). The Problem is that I don't have a floppy drive and my computer only gives me about one to five secs. (depending how long I wait between boot attempts) to get into the BIOS and try to do anything. the motherboard I am working with is a EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard and it uses Pheonix-Award BIOS. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) error but I don't have a floppy drive

You need to get into the BIOS and Disable Floppy drives. It should be on the same screen as the basic set-up.
Also take it out of the Boot sequence.
 

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I am trying to get into one of my foppy disk as it has some files on it that I am trying to look at. everytime I put my disk into the floppy (A) drive and try to load the files on it I get a error message saying disk drive A is not formatted and when I click on yes to format the disk it says my information will be erased of the disk if I do so I didn't try it however I tried to load another disk with nothing on it and I tired to reformat it but it didn't reformat it(I forget what It said). how can I get my floppy disk to load my files to where I can pull up the Microsoft word documents that I have on them? what is wrong with my floppy drive?

Answer:floppy drive won't format floppy disk

The disks are probably corrupted. You can try and recover the files off of them using BadCopy Pro - Floppy Disk, CD, DVD and Digital Media Data Recovery Software

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I just built a new AMD system as follows..

AMD 4000+
Asus A8n32-SLI
Dual Raptors..yadda yadda

In XP under device manager a Floppy Disk Controller shows up but I dont have a FD installed..Is this normal??I tried uninstalling it but it reappears on boot up...Thanx in advance!
 

Answer:Floppy disk controller..No floppy???

Try disabling the controller in your bios
 

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im having a problem with the cd-rom or with 1 game, whenever i put the game into the cd- drive ( starwars battlefront 2) i get that error

windows cant read from the disk. the disk may be damaged, or it uses an format that isnt compatible with windows ( i translated it from norwegian, so it may not be correctly written)

and it only happens with that game..

help me, thanks

Answer:windows cant read from the disk. the disk may be damaged...

Have you examined the cd for scratches? Is the game compatible with your system specs?

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i keep getting this message every single time i try and turn on my belta computer. Now this computer is from a Thailand company so i haven't been able to find much help online, but from what i can gather it isn't booting to the OS because there is something wrong with the floppy disk drive. Well the computer doesn't have a floppy disk drive...... so i think that might be the problem . Anyway after a little bit more digging i found that by going to the bios settings i could disable the computer from thinking it has a floppy disk drive. Here's my problem however, i can only get into "insyde software SCU for intel chipset" witch is sort of like bios as it lets me set the boot order and such, but there is no option to disable hardware in this menu. so does anyone know how to get to the actual bios settings so i can disable the floppy disk drive? the model is an M3C if that helps any.

thanks for any reply's =)
 

Answer:floppy disk fault--insert valid boot disk and press any key

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I have a ThinkCentre s50    8429  with windows xp professional sp 3  32 bit , I was having trouble with 3 1/2 drive , I deleted the driver thinking I could get another one to replace it  but I am having trouble finding one .  The drive is internal and is a Teac drive . Any help would be welcomed .    Thank you .

Answer:3 and 1/2 floppy disk drives ask to insert disk , when there is one in drive .

Try this: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-50535.html or try this: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVSU-UPDATE





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Question: Damaged Disk?

hi,i have just used DBAN to eliminate all of my data off the hard drive. Now when i went to install windows xp i get the following message when it wants to format a partitionSetup cannot format the partition as the disk may be damaged. and that is constant in any type of format.So because i have already formatted it with DBAN does anyone know how i can bypass that windows setup process.I need as much help as possible because at the moment i have no computer to work on.ThanksBenP.S this has never happened before as when my mate used his windows install cd it formatted perfectly so why is mine not doing the same

Answer:Damaged Disk?

this has never happened before as when my mate used his windows install cd it formatted perfectly so why is mine not doing the samebecause you have damaged the partition table using Dban.Try to fdisk (delete all partitions) and format with a boot disk from http:/click here

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Question: damaged disk

I have a cannon printer/scanner and I need to reinstall it but I damaged the installation disk. Could I download some installation software.
 

Answer:damaged disk

If you provide us with the model name and complete model number of that Canon printer, and also with the Windows version(XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10) and bit number(32, 64) in your computer, we should be able to help you.

Depending on how old that Canon printer is, the software driver in its disc is probably outdated anyway.

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Hello :)
i just bought a new 320gig sata hdd and when i go to install windows i press f6 and insert the sata floppys. setup continues and on the format section it comes up with cannot format on that partition the disk is damaged ?? and a few things about scsi adapters.

could it be the disk drive or disk ?

thanks alot
Matt

Answer:Help!! Disk damaged ???

It could just be it is a bad hard drive and you should just return it.... I hope this came out right I didn't mean for it to sound sarcastic in anyway! I would just return it for peace on mind..

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I need disk # 2 for WordStar for windows 2.0? If I could buy a copy from someone who has the complete set I would be gateful.

Answer:My disk #2 is damaged.

You might be able to download Wordstar 2.0 For Windows from here if you register: http://vetusware.com/download/Words...

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Floppy disk drive cannot read disk. I am trying to read a floppy disk. made in 1999. With a picture of christmas 1957. on it

Answer:Floppy disk drive cannot read disk

Most likely the disk is bad. Floppy disks never were very reliable and such failures were common. Try the disk in a different computer to be sure.

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Long story short, I had to wipe my computer and reinstall Windows from three backup disks that should reset it to its default settings. I have three HP recovery disks - disk one works fine and reinstalls around 33% of it. Disk 2 worked once and got it up to around 70%, and then disk 3 failed. I tried it again and now disk 2 isn't even being recognised the HP recovery thing just spits the disk back out. I've had these disks for years so they're probably damaged in some way.

I have Ubuntu Linux on a USB that I can use in an emergency like this just to get a working Windows iso from the Internet, but I can't get it from the software recovery website because it the product key is for a Windows installation that was pre-installed.

I have no way of reinstalling Windows, unless there's something I don't know about. Please help, I'm sort of freaking out here! If you have a solution please explain it as simply as possible because I don't know much about this stuff.

Answer:Backup Disk is damaged, help!

You don't specify what model HP but you might check your user manual and see if there's a procedure for recovering directly from the Recovery Partition.

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When I start up my computer, it tells me that it is highly recommended that I do a disk repair/check. When I have tried this several times, after halfway through, it just stops. I have tried to do a defrag. halfway it also stops. I tried a disk repair, it tells me to close windows to do this. What do I do ? Help ! Old woman here who knows very little about computers.
 

Answer:Solved: damaged disk

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I think that the recovery disk that come with the computer is damaged in some way. When I reinstalled XP Home, since I bought a new motherboard, there would be files that couldn't be copied to the computer. Everytime I reinstalled it, there would be different files that would not copy. So could anyone please help me?
 

Answer:Damaged Recovery Disk?

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Hi everyone , I am employed as a manager in a firm. I have a problem that I had like to talk about. My system was working fine the other day, but while copying a file by nero?.the system hanged and I had to restart it. But I got a disk boot failure error. Then , I tried to run a windows xp installation CD, but that is also showing some error message during installation and the installation fails.I did check the bios settings and the disk fails to show?and had it checked on another system also?but bios cannot detect the hard disk.I think the disk is damaged or something like that.The disk has important data from my company?s point of view?..that I need to recover.
Please let me know if there are any ways to get my data back from this disk!!!!
 

Answer:Help me….my hard disk is damaged!!!

If it is a Western Digital and it goes click-click-click when you turn it on, data used internally by the drive has been corrupted and your only hope is a COMPETENT recovery service. DriveSavers will want about $4,000 to do it. I found a company in England that only wanted $800 and the stuff necessary to do it myself; but, haven't had enough of that business to justify $13,000 for the capability.
If the drive is not a WD, there is a reasonable chance for far less effort. ($)
It is hard to troubleshoot, sight unseen and without any particulars; but, here goes....
You need to have a working drive of the same or slightly larger capacity and a program to "clone" a hard drive by copying every sector, one at a time. I use WinHex because it gives me a list of the bad sectors when it is done.
These need to be in place on a system which boots to its own (3rd) drive and has a spare location to connect the bad drive.
Freezing the drive (sealed tightly in a Ziploc bag) for over 4 hours improves the magnetic fields on the media and will often do the trick to allow access; but, the drive needs to be placed on something which will absorb any condensation due to the freezing.
If it is recognized, clone it as fast as you can and then get your files off of the copy.
If it is not, the next step is to purchase an absolutely identical drive so you can swap the logic PCA. EBay is a good source though you need to match all of the details on the drive's sticker; the sa... Read more

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I'm using T61 with Vista Business. I used to restore my system frequently to original factory settings, whenever I faced any problem. My questions are:1- Is it really danger to restore the system frequently?2- How can I recover my system if the hard disk is damaged?3- Can I create recovery disk (DVD/CD)? How? Please help me as I'm facing hard disk problems for past few days, though I've run PC doctor.

Answer:What if my hard disk damaged?

Start -- All Programs -- Thinkvantage -- Create Product Recovery Media, first disk CD, two remaining ones DVD. Save your data on external storage and boot from the recovery disks. If you get a new hard disk that is larger than your old one the recovery disks will set up the C: partition to use also the extra storage. If your hard disk is already so damaged you can't create the recovery disks you can order them from Lenovo support, if your T61 is still on warranty they should ship them to you without charge. ps when booting from the recovery disks, first time when you are asked to insert next disk -- answer no -- second time insert the next disk.





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okay... i am using pentium d 2.8 with 2gb ddr2 in my pc. my motherboard is ecs p965t-a v1.0b. i have 3 hard disk, one ide interface 80gb which i used for installing my windows vista and programs exclussively. and 2 sata 250 and 160 gb. i was using asus for my video card before with 128 mb memory. and i then i changed it to nvidia geforce 7300 256 mb. fe days after installing my new video card, windows started to boot slowly and sometimes even takes an hour. so i thought the windows was damaged so i tried reinstalling it and it works okay again. but after a few days again it started to boot slowly. so i was thinking that something is wrong with my video card but is not. i noticed that in "computer", my other sata hard disk does not appear.. but sometimes it would appear and dissapear again. sometimes i can open it but sometimes not. so i am getting confused if my hard disk is damaged or not. my hard disk is seagat 7200 rpm. i need your help guys and i hope this will be solved. thanks alot!

Answer:Windows vista not detecting my hard disk or my hard disk is damaged?

Well that paragraph was hard to read...Double check all your connections to the drives.You say you thought there was trouble with the vis card " but it's not "...how did you determine this ? ?Have you checked your system operating temps ? ?

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I just got a new(ish) computer and I wanted to transfer the contects one of my old hard drives to the new computer. I disconnected the drive from the old and attached as a slave to the new. When I booted up, Windows recognized the hardware and the drive appeared in My Computer. But when I try to open it I get an error message saying that the disk isn't formatted.

The disk can't be too badly damaged because both the partitions are recognized and are of the correct size, etc.

Is there a way to recover the data on the drive (I don't want to keep the drive, just the data)?

It's a Seagate ST320410A with NTFS

Answer:Hard Disk Damaged, Says It's Not Formatted

What OS is the host computer runnig

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i purchased laptop HP Envy X360 and it was with pre installed window , windows product key on motherboard. but my hard disk damaged and i change it . how can i get windows key???

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I deleted the partition before formatting. And after creating new partition, I attempted to format, but it says...

"Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.

Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult Manual or SCSI documentation for more info."

I did the whole low level formatting with a Maxtor HDD.

Can anyone please help me out with this? Thanks
 

Answer:Unable to format, disk may be damaged

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I have an HP Pavilion g4 laptop with pre installed windows 8 on it. It broke down a week ago. It was fine when I turned it on for a few minutes/hours, but sometimes suddenly it's got bluescreened and restarted itself. Usually once in every half an hour.
I've reinstalled it for like 3 times but it always ended up like that.

I run the chkdsk on command prompt. It showed error on disk c. But the other disks are fine. I gave it up on repair and the technician said that it's probably because of hard disk damage. But is there any other possible cause?
Buying a new hard disk will be costly and I'm a student.
Should you need further information, please kindly inform me. I'm sorry I'm still new here.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Is it possible that my hard disk is broken or damaged?

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I have tried everything possible to gain access to this hard disk, fdisk, W.D.data lifeguard and other various boot disks etc. but nothing works.This was a hidden disk and part of a dual booting setup which went pear shaped when i picked the wrong recovery file to remove dual booting.Has anyone any idea of how to access this disk (don't need the data on it) or third party recovery software that is written specifically for this purpose (to help idiots) Thanks.

Answer:MBR damaged/missing on hard disk.

Back in the spring I knackered a WD HD by putting an old Linux OS on it and generally messing about with it.I found that the only way to recover it was to download a tool from the WD site and to copy it to a floppy and write all 0s to the HD. took a while, 40gig, but it's on the puter now and running 98.Good luckCD

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I have an HP Pavilion g4 laptop with pre installed windows 8 on it. It broke down a week ago. It was fine when I turned it on for a few minutes/hours, but sometimes suddenly it's got bluescreened and restarted itself. Usually once in every half an hour.I've reinstalled it for like 3 times but it always ended up like that.I run the chkdsk on command prompt. It showed error on disk c. But the other disks are fine. I gave it up on repair and the technician said that it's probably because of hard disk damage. But is there any other possible cause?Buying a new hard disk will be costly and I'm a student.Should you need further information, please kindly inform me.And I'm sorry I'm still a new member here.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Is it possible that my hard disk is broken or damaged?

Welcome Aboard...A few questions...how old is this laptop and was it dropped at all recently ? ?Have you used the folks at this Shop before ? ? A 2nd opinion is an option here...And lastly you mentioned "other" discs...how many in this PC ? ?Have you re-installed the OS ?Check Device Manager for any Yellow !'s...

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Can any one help me in obtaining a new recovery disk for the satellite pro A60. My first disk has been damaged.
Thank you
carol9430

Answer:Satellite Pro A60: Recovery disk damaged

Hi Carol Ann,

You can obtain new recovery disks from any Authorised Toshiba Service Partner. You will find them listed on the Toshiba Web Site.

regards,

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i bought parts for a computer online. I pieced it together and it boots, YAY! I throw in a xp cd and goto install. When I try to create a partition, setup kicks me back to the choose a partition screen w/o the new partition i told it to create. Then, I put in a win98 cd and use fdisk to create a partition. Reboot and start the xp install again. I choose the partition and tell it to format it. Setup tells me it cannot format the partition and that the drive may be damaged.

I installed win98 fine. i ran a via service pack that was provided with the mobo on cd. I have not flashed my bios as i think i have the most current; my post reports date 6-29-2004 just as it does here (mobo pg). I ran scandisk /w surface scan which came up clean.

I also tried to install xp on another drive in the same pc. I had the same problem. I found the drive I just bought on the xp hcl.

ive downloaded and ran maxblast from mator's website to partition and format the drive. however, when xp goes to copy the files to the disk, it errors stating the drive is corrupted.

i also, tried installing 2k but had the same results.

ne ideas as to what I can do?

Answer:xp install reports disk may be damaged

Check RAM. Check CD-ROM drive + disc. Try chdsk in recovery console.
Otherwise you're most likely screwed

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So First post and not sure if right or in correct area,but I am hoping someone can help. The forum looks promising. congrats!!

So this is a Dell M4400 workstation. I recently did my annual re-install, but I dont think its related. Of course self induced and pounding excessively on mouse pad (forgetting it was over drive) when the machine was having a difficult boot. So I am not 100% sure the install went perfect, but still I directly caused this as not happened before. So after poking the mouse pad with about 5000 foot pounds of pressure a few times it locked up once and for all, may have rebooted not sure. Then I could never get it to boot right again.

First it would boot in safe mode and I took lightly assuming no issue and suddenly after safe boot and re-boot no contendre... At that time it started offering options to let windows perform startup repair in which it looked like it completed but just seems to go in never ending circle of startup repair (unsuccessful). The bottom line is that the drive wont boot. It lets me enter password and then goes to never land eventually booting back to normal start or startup repair option.

I have analyzed the drive with get data back and the first time it pulled about 5 partitions, some may have been the older ones overwritten. Now after several startup repairs, get data back seems to even act like its all F's stating bad something over and over. Next I booted in an acronis restore program, which I will say is the best thing sinc... Read more

Answer:Damaged windows 7 OEM disk and need files or advise

So what exactly do you need ? Just a new disc ?

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Hi,

I was importing hand histories from DVD RW to Holdem Manager when I pressed eject by mistake. I believe this caused the problem, as ever since the disk has appeared empty when I open the disk. However, on properties it has 400mb~ in use so I thought the data was still there, just not available to me for whatever reason.

A friend of mine suggested Isobuster, which accesed the files instantly, every folder/file that I need is there. However to extract the data I would need to pay $30, which if all other options fail, I'm happy to do. I would like to explore other options before making that payment though.

I used google to search for cheaper/free options, maybe 15 in total, most of them couldnt even find the data, and the others required similar fee's. I'm told that in the November edition of Computer Shopper there will be a free copy of Isobuster, I have no idea if this is true, a quick google search provided little.

As you can tell I'm a computer noob, so please no hate lol. I have spent almost 10 hours trying to recover these documents today, so I'm a little frustrated/jaded, so please excuse grammar/spelling mistakes I may have made. I have tried to include as much information as I can think of right now, no doubt I have missed out alot though, I will try to provide any further information required.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks.

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Have you tried recuva? Recuva - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Recently Lenovo sent me a new HDD to replace my damaged HDD. I was told that I can return the old, damaged HDD in 10 days after deleting all data. I am based out of Frankfurt, Germany and want to know the address to which the old HDD must be shipped. 

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wipeout my booloader ? I currently have a dual-boot, I dont want to do a full reinstall of XP (thousands of updates)...I want to try and repair and/or reinstall "just" the windows directory/files needed for startup. I am also dealing with the fact that the HD in question is as old as XP so of course their maybe bad blocks on the drive keeping it from booting correctly. My concern is that I dont want to lose the ability to boot my other OS if I try a repair...is that a possiblity ?
 

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My Satellite has been running very slowly so I decided to reformat and start again using the Recovery Disk. It got to 65% and stopped. I tried a second time and it did the same. When I looked at the disk I found it had a deep scratch across it. I'm now left with a reformatted hard disk but no OS. Any advice would be welcomed.

Answer:Damaged Recovery Disk for Satellite U200-115

For me there are two options for you:
-You can try to order original recovery disc under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
-Install OS using Microsoft installation disc
All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

If you have more questions please let us know.

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I have been working on a project for school and have been using the same disk for months the all of a sudden at school it started saying disk were not formatted and that they couldn't be opened,now my home computer is doing it too. The floppy disks have all ready been formatted for windows and i do not know what i can do to correct this problem. because i have info on the disks i want to get off. Can i download a file or somethign that will allow me to open the disk or what can i do.................PLease Help
You can e-mail me at [email protected] or aim meka22788 if u have any suggestions Thanks
 

Answer:Help with my floppy disk drive & disk!!!!!

Well that means you've discharged the Floppy. You now have a new coaster.. sucks but that's the problem with floppies. Maybe you might want to look at a USB pen drive, they are huge in size compared to a floppy.

I've done this to myself many a times dealing with floppies, it's almost as disheartening as a hard drive failing!!
 

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i had problems copying a floppy disk for FamilyTrusted Digital ID version 2.3 (16 bit High Color at 640x480 resolution) to a cd-r disk

i have Roxio Easy CD creator 5

i have a e drive and f drive

a friend asked me to copy this for him but i'm really not sure what i'm doing

can you please help if you can

Thanks!
 

Answer:Copying floppy disk to cd-r disk

If it's just the files you want, craete a folder on your desktop and copy the contents of the floppy into the folder. Then, burn the files to CD just as you would any other files.

But if the floppy is bootable, the method would be different if you want the CD to be bootable, too.
 

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hi all,i know that using zips are somewhat of an expensive idea but if the files of a win 98 boot disk were put on a disk, would it work.How would i choose the zip disk to boot off. or is it impossible.would it be easier to use the cd-rom with an iso?any ideas

Answer:Using Zip disk instead of floppy disk to boot etc

A boot CD is easier, and certainly works; don't know about the possibility of a ZIP disk.

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Hi, and thanks in advance for any help!

The general situation: I have a Windows 8.1 Pro machine acting as a home server. The storage spaces volume (singular) consists of a 4-disk array with 2TB drives in Parity mode. It's usage is 70ish% but honestly, maybe 50GB is important to
recover, the rest are ISO's which I have the physical disks to so no big deal if I lose those. The volume is in a bad place and I need to either get it functional again or get the data off of it and start with a fresh volume.
What seems to be wrong: One of the drives has failed. When the drive is attached the volume (D:) appears to mount but explorer hangs/crashes when attempting to access D:\. Storage spaces hangs/crashes as soon as you click "Change Settings".
Task Manager registers 100% I/O usage of the volume at those times. Taking the drive to another machine and running CrystalDiskInfo indicates a few fatal failures. Removal of the drive returns the system to a functional state but D:\ goes away.


Attempts to fix the issue so far: With the drive attached the storage pool will say 'repairing' and sit at 0% for at least 3 hours (at which point I gave up). All further attempts I've made have been w
ith the bad drive physically removed. Removal of the drive via the GUI shows this error
Can't Remove Drive from the pool
Details: Drive could not be removed because not all data could be reallocated. Add an additional drive to this pool and reattempt this operation



At first... Read more

Answer:Storage Spaces disk removal of damaged HDD failing

Hi,
How did you remove that disk and return the disk?
Please follow this article to operate for test:
Storage Spaces in Windows 8 and 8.1
https://www.winhelp.us/storage-spaces-in-windows-8.html
Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
In addition, verify the account to upload the picture or upload the picture to the OneDrive and share the link.


Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi,

I have been having mechanical problems with my harddrive. Its so noisy and staggering that I want to replace it. The main problem is that my computer (Packard Bell) came with 2 recovery disks on two different disks. A CD-ROM (master) and a Boot diskette. Recently I discovered that the boot diskette has become currupted and will no longer work. My warranty has run out years ago i've tried packard bell but to no reply.

So i'm here asking you guys wether there is another way round my problem. I want to install a new hard drive but have got only the CD-ROM part of the recovery disks.

Help!!!!

Thanks for your time!
TRan1
 

Answer:adding new hard drive but boot disk damaged.

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Hello!

I got rather serious problem with my HDD.
HDD 250Gb
C: 116Gb - NTFS - Windows XP (Vista initially)
D: 1,5Gb - NTFS - (Vista Recover?..)
E: 117Gb - RAW (was NTFS before crash)

MFT of local drive E: was damage because of the virus attack (I hope not because of my foolishness!). It was NTFS, now it is RAW. I recovered all necessary data from lost partition with program ZAR, but all my attempts to recover or just format E: remained unsuccessful.
No bad sectors found on HDD. Windows standard tool for formatting disks fails: "It is impossible to finish formatting of E:".

Before this problem with drive E:, I got several difficulties with HDD. I have never re-divided disks, as from the very beginning Partition Magic identified it incorrectly. I tried Partition Magic 7 and 8.
Link: [ Error screensaver|http://cs1498.vkontakte.ru/u169802/154397/x_3a82b4fb.jpg]

The problem is that special programs (I tried "Find and Mount") also could not identify partitions to correct defected MFT. I thought that low level format may help me, but i heard, what use of any applications from other producers can probably destroy my HDD. Are there any special applications from Toshiba developed for such cases? Or you may advice me something else?

Thanks for your help!

P.S. These applications didn't helped me:
Find and Mount (doesn't find HDD)
Acronis Recovery Expert (doesn't find HDD)
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Answer:Satellite U400-112: can't format local disk (damaged MFT?)

So have you recovered all your important data?

I would just run Recovery to restore the HDD back to its factory state. If Recovery fails, you can try removing the partitions using FDISK from an MSDOS boot disk. Free bootdisks can be found at www.bootdisk.com


FDISK can also repair a Master Boot Record by running this command: FDISK /MBR
But its not 100% reliable, it could cause more harm than good.

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is there a way i can run the product recovery without the disk?

its an old laptop that has a lot of rubbish on there. I'd like to wipe everything so my kids can use it. I've used the disk once or twice before without issues but its not playing ball this time.

Thanks

Tom

Answer:Satellite 2410-601 - product recovery disk is damaged

Hi Tom

The unit You got there is old.
You won't get hold of recovery media from the webservice found here:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu

And recovering without them is not possible as far as I know. There is no recovery-partition on that model. This came later.

So to be honest, there are 2 possibilities:

- try to find a second hand unit with a working set.
- try to find a generic, what is it - WinXP? media and do a clean install. Add any necessary drivers to get the unit in a working state.

Good luck and have fun :)

BR Tom

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ok Here we are several days later and its gone formNTLDR missing to witch i foolowed the commputer hop link from this site.
fix boot fine
fix mbr fine
copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ was as far as i got it came up with
problem detected BAD_POOL_HEADER

stop: oxoooooo19 ( lots of figures and stuff i cant remember )

anyway when rebooted i had a full screen of flashing squares all different colours some with smiley faces some with letters or number or symbols all flashing on n off. After some fiddling i though id just reformat the promary drive as much of my data is on the other one.

so using the maxtor utilites i ran all theire cheks to make sure the drive was cool, then low leveled it then tryed to install xp pro sp2 form disk it getts to the format i choose ntfs first slow then quick and get this message

set up was unable to format the partition the disk maybe damaged.

ran the cheaks again, all clear tryed to format again

set up was unable to format the partition the disk maybe damaged.

So i had a spare 2gb harddrive with win xp pro on it just for such ocations.

pluged it in booted it , it boots straight into windows with a message window fixed something in .............??

when i rebooted it said

load needed dll for kernal

Aahhh ( i thought ) ok tryed to run repair , it recognised the ntfs ( whitch it didnt on the other ) but would give me the repair option so i formateded it ntfs and the got the same answe as the other drive

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Answer:Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.

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Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devives are properly terminated. Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter documentation for more information.

Hi, I reformatted my hd the other day and now I get this error message when I boot up and try to install windows xp. After this it just says press eneter to continue and takes you back to veiw c: and unpartitioned space. I've tried both quick and the normal format but they both end in the same result.

I don't think my hd is damaged as when I go into my BIOS it still shows up and I've even checked to make sure it's all connected and such.

The computer has a samsung HD161hj 160gig.

Any help/sugguestions would be great.

(Not sure if there is thread like this. If there is could you link it, cheers)
 

Answer:Solved: Setup was unable to format the partition. The Disk may be damaged. (XP)

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Hi, about a week ago my disk drive has stopped working, when I go to my device manager it says "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)".

I tried this solution in notepad:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]

Saving it as fixcd.reg, saving as all files, and ANSI encoding.


I guess it did work! It just wast quick to show on my system!
 

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I am trying to install Windows XP Home SP2 onto a brand new IDE hard drive but it gave me an error when trying to install it.

I then tried to format the drive (using the Windows XP disc) but after sitting through the entire format process it gives me the following error....
Code:
Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.

Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your scsi devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer manual or scsi adapter documentation for more information.

You must select a different partition for windows XP.
To continue, Press ENTER"
There is only 1 drive to choose from when I run the XP setup disc, here is what is displayed on the screen....

Code:
190780 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

C: Partition1 [Unknown] 190782 MB < 190782 MB free >
I have tried doing a quick NTFS format and a normal NTFS format but they all result in the same error message above.

Any ideas or things that I should try?
 

Answer:Solved: Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. (Brand New HDD)

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Hi,
please help
how can I recover data from a damaged disk (not physically) of an external encrypted Bitlocer.
Description of the situation:

After connecting the drive - I can decipher it by typing the password - but when you try to open the contents of the report the message "format disk"
- the disk probably has some volume damaged - it has been disconnected from the computer (without being turned off)
What I have done so far:

Using the "Lazesoft" program - I managed to copy (of course after entering the password
on the damaged disk)
the content to another external disk (full - looking after size) but -
this data is encrypted (mainly ending with .ER)
I am asking for a hint:

whether the data that is on the new disk can somehow read (on this disk I can try) [or/and]how to create a damaged disk image to try on another disk [or/and]how to repair a damaged disk (as a last resort) - I am afraid of total data loss [or/and]what other program to use to copy data from a damaged disk
but decrypted
Thank you in advance for your help
Best Regards
S?awek

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Answer:floppy disk

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Okay, I was just given a floppy disk by my co-worker to get the resume off of. However, when I put it in the drive and clicked on the A drive to open it, it said that it wasn't formatted! Then, when I went to eject the disk it came out without the metal piece! How do I get it out?!? Thanks.

Answer:Floppy disk- ahh!!

Turn off your system and unplug it.  Get a pair of tweezers and dig deep.

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floppy has to be formatted,to format any floppy click on my computer,select your floppy drive with a floppy in it,right click and choose format,this will also clean any data you have on the floppy so you can use it again

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Answer:floppy disk

It didn't recognise the floppy. Was the floppy formatted?Put another one in that has some data on ty and try that one.

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I just put a floppy into my machine, I have alot of useful info on it but I cannot open it, it says the disk is not formatted and do I want to format it, I said no as I think it would wipe everything off it. I've tried other floppies and they are behaving normally. Is there anything I can do about this?
 

Answer:floppy disk

It's hard to say. You might try manually turning the disk via the metal hub on the back of the floppy, or shaking it - it could be stuck. It could also be a bad disk. If other floppies work in the floppy drive that rules out a bad drive. Try it in another computer...
 

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Sign of the times .... Is the floppy doomed!Have you tried looking in My Computer for Drive A?If it is not shown there then you may have to consider all sorts of engineering ploys.In no way being condescending, but I assume you bought a computer and use it but have no "inside" experience.Post again to this thread with a bit more detail of your operating system and any other things which might help.

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What program did you use to save this document?

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I've been searching everywhere for this. I got my new Win 7 disk which not corrupt (unlike my other one) and put into my CD/DVD drive and when I restart it comes up with a CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code 5

I know how to fix it but I need MS-DOS CD or floppy disk to boot the cd from there (i know how to do it so no need for "You cant do that" because you can!)

So again if you didnt catch what I mean, I need a CD which is like CMD or floppy to redirect me to the setup.exe in my disk. If you know how to do it please a give me a tutorial please.

http://www.subsowespac.org/sh_xp/MS-...emoryCheck.gif

Answer:MS-DOS to Floppy disk or CD

or
USB Pen Drive
MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create

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When I put the floppy in to read, the computer indicates that it is not formatted and would I like to format it.  I reply No because I'll erase all the info on it.  Correct Can a floppy have been written on if it was never formatted?  

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It may have been formatted when it was new. Most of them are. Check in another machine.By chance was that info stored with a computer NOT running XP and the computer you are using has XP on it?

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Cheers, James

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By default it sets that FDD as present. It does not mean you have it, it just is set for it. In BIOS, you can press Enter on the FDD A drive and select none/disabled

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Win 8 Preview installed in VMware.

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If you haven't done so already, disable the floppy disk controller in your BIOS.

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Maybe it's time for new one!

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When going to open my daughters disk from school, my computer is only showing 5 1/4 floppy???  should be 3 1/2 and always was, how can i change this back to 3 1/2???

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Make certain it is set to 3.5" in the BIOS.

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can I get attachment to my pc to save work on cd instead of floppy

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You will need a cd writer on the PC; if you have a CD-RW disk you can save direct to the CD- otherwise you will need to save to the hard disk first and then copy to the CD.CD writers are either internal (like a standard CD-ROM) or external, connected via a USB/ USB2 / Firewire connection.

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sounds like you need to replace the FDD ... does it make any odd noises or anything?
 

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I have never used my floppy disk drive since I bought this back a few years ago. I went to try and put some things on it, but it won't let me. I get disk cannot be formatted. The disks I bought are Memorex 2SHD and it says FORMATTED.? I know nothing about this. Please help.
 

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  , my question is why we need the floppy disk, CD Rom,  and the speaker on the computer

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DOS doesn't support NTFS. Your "C:\" drive is probably NTFS.

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I'm sure there is a very simple answer but I've never taken the time to figure it out. I have a floppy disk that I need to get some information off of, but whenever I try to access it, it asks me if I would like to format it. Is  there a way to get around this, or is the only solution to format the disk and loose all my information?

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If the disk was formatted with a Win98 machine originally, XP can have an issue with it. If that is the case, is there a Win98 machine available to test it on?

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Have just changed my motherboard to a jetway 266b and now on the bios screen I get an error message for the floppy disk."Floppy Disk error (40)" anybody there to help?No lights or action from the floppy at all tried connections on another unit no problem.Does this mean replacing the Floppy?

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Check the cable is fitted correctly - connector on the end near the twist in the cable to the floppy - connector at the other end to the motherboard (do not use the middle connector). It's vital that pin1 on the cable goes to pin1 on the connector at both ends.It could be a faulty cable.Check the BIOS is set to the correct type of floppy drive 3.5" 1.44 MbIt may be a faulty motherboard.

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So i need to flash up my Marvell controller, so i've d/l the "floppy" exe, so can i use the win dvd to boot to a cmd prompt the run it?

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link to flash file?

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HI MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL GOOD THINGS FOR THW NEW YEAR

HOW TO TRANSFER /COPY A FILE TO A FLOPPY DISK I AM TRYING ON AN OLD XP DESKTOP GETTIN AN I/O ERROR

THANKS

NETBEE

Answer:using floppy disk

Should be here How do I copy information to and from a floppy diskette or CD?

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  hi i need help with this floppy disk i want to know what type is this floppy disk?[recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

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Looks like a 3?-inch 1.44 MB

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I need some help in buying, on line, a USB Floppy Disk player. What I would appreciate is some oppinions on models and venders.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Order=BESTMATCH&Description=USB+floppy+drives
 

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Hello, I came across an old floppy disk (egads) of some photos that I took on a trip to Seattle. I tried to open the disk, but it says that the disk is not formatted and would I want to format it now? I don't want to lose the pictures I have stored on it, but I also am not able to open it. Is there ANYTHING I can do to salvage the pictures on this disk (unfortunately I don't have them saved anywhere else - my sister's fiancee upgraded my computer and lost everything in the process).

Thanks so much!
 

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Hi there....

If you're running Windows XP, try checking the disk on a different computer.

OR...try accessing a different floppy...if it reads, then try the disk with the pictures on it again.
 

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please tell me how i can download information from a floppy disk to a cd. i started a book about ten years ago and want to finish it but all the information is on a floppy disk and i dont want to have to re-type it all again.
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I keep getting message "insert disk into drive A"even when a disk is in it. I have tried uninstalling floppy drives and letting Windows reinstall them without success. Any suggestions gratefully recived. Bucksboy

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Is the disk in the drive formatted ?

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I have a floppy disk that I really need to open, and I cant open it...any ideas how to open it ?Tried it on two floppy drives but for nothing..Thanks and have a lovely Christmas friends.

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Do you get an error message or what?What sort of files are supposed to be on it?

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  Hi Yikes - I am in deep trouble !Following a virus attack, I have zero-ed my Thinkpad T60's hard disk (using KillDisk), but now when I try to install WindowsXP Pro from a CD, but although it can read the CD and does get so far... it says it cant read the hard disk ! I was hoping to install the correct driver (see below) but now I can't find my floppy disk drive for my T60.Is it possible for DOS to read off a DVD or a CD? I have tried to download a file which I am hoping is the correct driver"Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit) and XP (32-bit) - ThinkPad"6iim10ww.exe        www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70477But without a floppy drive I dont know how to get it into my T60!Is it possible to put the data onto a CD or a DVD and read from there? Cheers  ShipP.S. My machine is a Lenovo/IMB Thinkpad T60 "2007-F4G" with a 74GB hard disk.http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-62928#hdd 

Answer:Can a T60 (with completely zero-ed hard disk) install a hard disk drive from a CD? Or floppy only?

Hi shiphen,
 
please refer to this install instructions.
 
For further guidance check into this thread.

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Today, when starting my old Sony laptop with win 2k, I received a message that the file WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced was corrupted or needed repair. The recommendation was to use the original recovery or the Win 2000 CDs.

Problems & thoughts: rolleyes

1) Sony is proprietary. When I insert the original Sony CD, the only options which appear on the 1st screen are to get rid of everything on (a) C drive or (b) C+D drives.

Does anyone know if there's a way to access an option to repair? Or, if I get rid of everything on C, do u know if I can reinstall and at least, save everything on D?

2) I tried to use a 'normal' windows 2000 OS CD, but to repair via 'console' or 'emergency,' the prompt asks for the emergency repair disk.

Yikes, I'm travelling for the holidays and my Emergency Repair Disk is at home. Does anyone know if or how I can repair without the Emergency Repair Disk?

3) Another option was to install the Win 2000 on drive D. I'm wondering if this will let me access my files (then, back-up my files - there's not too many and the majority of new stuff is on drive D) and then, to the entire reinstall from the original CD's.

However, if I don't do the entire reinstall and I keep the D drive Win 2000 -- will this be okay until I get home and use the Emergency Repair disk? Or, will there be a problem with two OS's on win 2000?


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Re: Repair/Fix Corrupted/Damaged System File for Win 2000 (Emergency Disk/Install2 OS

Using the 2000 cd (not sony recovery cd)..don't go to recovery console ...do a normal repair install by choosing to install / f8 to agreement / then when it finds the original install, choose R for repaif ...let it rip.
 

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can someone remind me how to save data onto more than one floppy disk? i have some drivers that i'd like to install on a different computer, and the size of the file is 1.73 mb. so ill need 2 floppies....
 

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