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    Floppy won't format

    .........or complete a format. It used to. I can see pics in my camera but when trying to view in PC, it says it's not fomatted. Any ideas?

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    Is it a regular floppy disk or a memory disk? I've seen this happen when disks were going bad or when the read heads on the floppy drive are misaligned and not able to read all disks.

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    Floppy disk which was working but not now. It still works in camera

    What's a memory disk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    Floppy disk which was working but not now. It still works in camera

    What's a memory disk?
    Memory cards used by digital camera's and some cellphones.

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    I was speaking of the small memory cards used in some devices. So this is a normal 3.5" 1.44 mb floppy disk. ok, can you try another in the camera and see if after taking a couple of pics it can then be read in the computer.

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    I took a pic with another floppy. I can see pic in camera. I put floppy in PC:


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    Did you check no when it asked to format?
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Then your floppy drive may need to be swapped out. Sounds like the heads are misaligned.

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    great thanks

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    Thats been a really common problem with floppies for me. I havent found any solution to it. I just end up using a new(er) floppy.

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    You mean they get old? These are *newer Memorex "cool disks" 2SHD

    *newer compared to the old maxell 2hd i've got here.
    Last edited by lynchknot; June 14th, 2005 at 17:22 PM.

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    Floppies are notorious for going bad no matter how old or new.

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    the floppies for the floppy drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    the floppies for the floppy drive?
    The floppies.

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    All the floppies work in the camera. I mean I can take pics and view them.

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