So why is this messege coming up?

Question

I have a lot of imformaton saved on floppy disk. Last week I went ot open on and I got a messege that said "Disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to formatte now?" This messege come up on all my floppy disk. The disk were listed as fragmentted when I bout them They are not new I have used them countless times and have had no problums. So why is this messege coming up?

Answer

This question was answered on February 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A Floppy disk drive reads and writes data to a small, circular piece of metal-coated plastic (which is the component that allows you to read info from a floppy disk)

If you have placed your floppies near a component that has a magnet or any type of electromagnetic device your floppy could have been corrupted resulting in the messeage you keep receiving Always placed floopies in places that are free from magnetic disburstances.

It is always good practice if you are keeping data on a floppy make a backup copy of the data on another floppy.

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 11, 2003