Never Seen Before Floppy Disk Issue

By ShoBiz
Dec 14, 2008
  1. My wife has an issue with a Floppy Disk which I have never seen happen before...

    She accessed the floppy in question to copy a file and then removed the floppy and replaced it with a new one and pasted the file in it.

    The next day she tried to access the first floppy (the one she copied a file from) and got the following message:

    " The Floppy in Drive A is not formatted or has been formatted for a Macintosh " and then when you close that message a second one pops up " A:/ is not accessible. The Disk Media is not recognized. It may not be formatted."

    Now she assures me she did nothing other then remove the disk from the drive the night before so how could this of happened? The info on the disk is important to her and of course, she had no backup :p

    An explanation of why this happened or how to save the files on it would be appreciated.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The floppy drive is bad... Replace the drive
  3. ShoBiz

    ShoBiz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The Drive it self is fine, other floppy disks work fine and I tried the disk in 3 different PCs and all get the same error message...
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