Corrupt Disk...A:

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  1. monkeybutt

    monkeybutt NOT full of shit...

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    My gf had a paper written on a floppy and saved it...a good copy...on her computer in the office. When she got home and tried to open it, the A: stalled and stalled and never opened...I tried to open it on a laptop...and did so with some degree of success. However, the file appears corrupt.


    Does anyone know of anyway to pull something of a floppy disk that refuses to come off through normal means? Is there a command I can use, etc... THANK YOU!!! My gf would really appreciate any help you could give. :)
     
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    Never, NEVER put important things on floppies.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You could always try copying it onto your hard drive with dos and then opening it from there. But like he said, could be a problem with the floppy, they kinda suck :o
     
  4. monkeybutt

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    yeah. it seems like its a read error...although we recovered other files from the same disk. obviously, the file itself is corrupt. she usually saves things to the hard drive as well, but she was in a hurry....also, the autosave / backup function on the word she was using was turned off, so no luck there.

    penguin. i tired doing that, too and no luck. it just kept reading the a drive over and over again.

    she's gonna take it in to the network guys at school and see what they can do. thanks!!
     
  5. TotalEclipse

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    They won't be able to do anything. If you are using a floppy with important documents, you should save it on two disks. Just for this case.

    If it is recovered I would like to know how.
     

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