Floppy Disks - Data Recovery Question

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Capp, Sep 15, 2005.

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States
    I had a client call me tonight with a problem I've seen several times before. They came into the office and plugged their floppy drive... opened, edited, printed, and saved their work back to the floppy drive.

    The next day they came back and put their disk back in the same computer. This time they get the dreaded "Your disk needs to be formatted" error. They click 'no' and try another computer....same message. I know generally this means the disk has become corrupt in some way.

    What I am wanting to know is....does anybody know of a program or utility that can retrieve info from a corrupt floppy disk?

    I know sometimes you can access the data through command prompt, but I need something that I can try when that fails.

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
  2. beenthere

    beenthere Guest

    Before you have them do that try reading the disk from a machine running Win98. I had this same problem happen to me several times where XP would not read the disk and Win98 would. If they can't do that, have them try close the dialog box and use WinImage to clone disk.
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