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Floppy disk problem

by SueWizz / September 15, 2004 11:35 AM PDT

I have a floppy disk that was working but now I get the message to format it. I need to access a saved file on this disk. Is there any way to recover the file?

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remove the disk and reinsert
by Ray Harinec / September 15, 2004 12:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Floppy disk problem

it. try it a number of times.

also try reading it in another computer.

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well there's also
by frankzxcv / September 15, 2004 1:29 PM PDT

a search on recover dead floppy yielded this:

also, in absolute desperation, I wonder if the freezer method would apply here? (hard drives can sometimes be rescued by putting them in the freezer for 30 minutes) couldn't hurt if all else fails. --fj

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