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My 3 1/2" drive will not read data on a disk that was started on another computer.

when i insert a disk that is from a diffrent computer, mine does not even recoginise that it is even formated. This problem may have been here since I bought my computer 2 years a go.

I never needed disks from others till recently. Help ! Now this is becoming a problem for both

my kids, with school, and myself, with work.

My system is a HP9870 with just a RAM upgrade


This question was answered on May 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The drive may be out of alignment The other drive may have a different alignment Try several disks, and note if the drive only reads those disks that it has recently formatted If so, you probably will want to replace the drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 26, 2003