Trouble With Floppy

By KingDongThrilla ยท 6 replies
Oct 7, 2007
  1. Okay I have a floppy disk with alot of important information on it and for some reason when I try to open it it says, "this disk needs to be formatted". But then it says if I format it I will lose all the content on it. I really need to get the information off of this disk. If anyone can help please do. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Your drive may need a good cleaning.Does it read others ?
    You should know someone who can read and copy it for you.
    You could also look for a floppy drive cleaner disk.
    It fixed mine.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes try reading the floppy on another computer's floppy drive. 1.44MB's can easily be held on a 2GB USB memory stick. If you can read the disk on another computer, make a folder on the C drive, name it, and copy the files from the floppy to this folder. Insert a flash drive into a USB port and copy the folder you made to the flash drive. You will never need a floppy drive ever again. They really are obsolete


    This is a USB flash drive
    Invest is a few of these:
  4. KingDongThrilla

    KingDongThrilla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have 6 flash drives, but when I put this stuff on this disk it was quite a long time ago before I knew about flash drives. Anyways, I will try using it on another computer. But if it still ask me to format it, what should I do? I cannot format the disk and lose all the information.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  6. KingDongThrilla

    KingDongThrilla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, im going to go buy a flppy drive for my laptop and see if it will work on there, if not ill chkdsk. If that doesn't work I will resort to the BadCopyPro. Thanks for yur suggestions, ill be back if they don't work lol.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Good luck with this KingDongThrilla,
    I'll be curious to know how you do
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