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Trouble With Floppy

I've been having trouble with my computers floppy disk. I can take one picture with my camera, Sony Mavica the one you put the 3 1/2 floppy right into and when I put it into the computer it shows 2 icons. One is the normal one that I've always seen and tells me how big the pic is and I can open it and see this pic, but the other one is different and the computer cant read it. It just has the same picture id number as the pic I can see. One of these extras shows up for every pic I take. It was doing this on older disks I had used and erased so I thought it was some hidden files but I bought new disks and its still happening. Can anyone tell me what this is?

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I've noticed this also on some computers

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I have worked on. It seems like the camera produces some sort of ID tag with pictures but not with every picture and not all the time. I just tell user to delete the tag. It's a pain to do so and I have no idea why they occur, I suppose only the person(s) that wrote the software know the reason.

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Floppy

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It does not do this on other computers Ive tried with the same disk of pictures. I had my dad send me a disk of pictures from his camera and it does it with his disks also. It started doing this in august and Ive had the camera for years and the computer since 2001 and never had a problem before I loaded the service pak 2. If you take a lot of pictures it wont let you delete the ones it cant read. It just keeps trying to read them until I have to reboot the computer.

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The ones I have seen do this

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Had the images loaded onto Cd's at like wal-mart or Walgreen's. Also SP2 may hold the clue also, Sorry, i just don't have a good answer for it.

As for having problems processing many pictures,that could be the inability of your system to do so. depends on the amount of memory and the size and ability of the video card and HDD

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problem and solution

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If you're using Windows 2000 or XP, your problem is not uncommon. When a single sector on the film starts to lose its magnetic polarity, NT-based operating systems can't read it.

You have a couple options: pop the disk into a FAT-based operating system (Windows 9x or Me), or use a floppy disk data recovery tool. Bad Copy Pro is the best, and I've yet to see it fail, but FlopShow is a competent, freeware alternative.

When you're able to recover the data from the disk, I suggest you temporarily move it to the hard drive and reformat the floppy. If Windows says it can't format the disk, use Flobo Floppy Bad Sector Repair to fix the disk, then format it. You can download the program for free here: http://www.floborecovery.us/downloads.htm

Hope this helps!

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problem and solution

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but the floppys I am using are brand new. How can they not be good.

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I had a box of new floppies.

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All were dead. It happens. So try an old one you used before.

-> As these machines age, we'll see more issues regarding floppies. Time to move off this media.

Bob

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not exactly

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Not that they're not good, they just get demagnetized. What brand did you get? Imation is the best.

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floppy

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they are imation. I dont think the floppy disk is the problem at all. When I put the floppy in the drive I can see the thumbnails of the pics I took but there is also a copy of the same pic on there for some unknown reason and the computer can't read it. It cant open it for a thumbnail and when they are still icons one looks normal and I can open it to thumbnail and one looks different and I cant open it. I dont even know where it came from. If I take one pic on my camera and put it in the drive it will have 2 icons, not just 1 like it used to have. The normal looking one also has the size of the pic and the other one has nothing. I think I'm going to give up and buy a new camera with the stick. I do thank you for all of your help.

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