HELP!!! Floppy disk isn't working on any computer!!!

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  1. XxRicanxX

    XxRicanxX New Member

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    I have about a semesters worth of school information on my floppy and I go to print some files out and now it isn't working. It says that it can not read the disk, would you like to format, blah blah blah.

    I have tried 3 different computers and nothing.

    Am I truly :Owned:?
     
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    XxRicanxX New Member

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    ANY ideas would be extremely helpful...`
     
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    Have you tried another floppy disk in the drive? Does it work?

    Sure sounds like a bad disk. I just went through that with someone at work that couldn't get some files off a floppy. They were pretty pissed...
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    That's why you don't keep important information on floppies. They fail ALL THE TIME.
     
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    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I'm sure the floppy is screwed
     
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    I have a few back ups here and there b/c alot of the work was done with group members on their laptops and at their house. I actually bought a Thumbdrive and was trying to access the disk to move all the files into it!
     
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    I'd just make backups on the HDD of the computers you are using. then when u dont need them anymore go back and delete them.
    Drawback: annoying and tedious.

    A USB memory stick is alot better than a floppy but serves the same purpose, and also holds more and doesn't require anything more than a USB port (i believbbe 1.1/2.0 are both supported). I have a 512MB mini USB thingy and it works great.
    Drawback: much more expensive than a floppy disk.

    For bigger stuff i'd jsut get a laptop HDD (to save space) and carry it with the laptop/desktop ATA converter cable. if you dont want to mess with cables or anything that could potentially go wrong just use a regular external desktop HDD. this is of course really only needed if you have GB's upon GB's of important data.
    Drawback: bulky/big, pricey, possible incomaptibility with certain computers.
     

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