Floppy drive changing filesytem of floppies to raw

By chessonly ยท 6 replies
May 21, 2005
  1. hi - using xp
    perfectly new floppies stop working after they went through my floppy drive i.e just after wrting and erasing stuff for 10 minutes. floppies wouldn't work even in other systems with diff os. hence the floppies defenitely go bad.
    after a bit of searching i decide to format a corrupted disk in ms-dos promt.
    this is what i got :



    the disk began to work after this format(with still a few problems) , thought it took atleast 10 minutes for the format to complete. it seems to me that the floppy drive for some reason is changing the file system to 'raw' of every floppy .
    also while trying to make a boot diskette i get :

    Can anyone help me with pinpointing the problem?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have a floppy drive that ruins floppies. Nothing unusual about it. Throw it away and get a new one.
  3. chessonly

    chessonly TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    OH ok
    that shld be enough . btw i forgot to mention my floppy drive is
    er hmmmmm
    8 years old!!

    btw am not able to add smiles(using opera)
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I am using Opera and I can add smilies just fine.
    BTW smilies also work if you just type them in, not just when you click the smilie buttons :) The buttons add smilies to the end of your text.
  5. chessonly

    chessonly TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    :) k then it must be proxo at work.
  6. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Keep in mind that XP treats floppies differently than prior OS's ...i found this out the hard way.

    patio. :cool:
  7. chessonly

    chessonly TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    well then u cld probably guide , so that i don't find it the hard way.
    exactly how does it treat things differently
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