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Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. I had to use that HP utility to format the drive and copy the boot sectors/system files from a floppy. Terry Porritt24-08-2010, 02:09 PMMy Win 7 formats a floppy ok for what it's worth. sure, driver can be loaded from a cd but a floppy is a floppy :) - by jac goden99 (4:12pm est fri feb 07 2003)"how many times has your printer just
what can i say? matthew's opinion it is inevitable that the floppy drive is going to be replaced by devices that can store a lot more information. All rights reserved. oem's like dell ship with a bootable recovery cd anyway.
You'll also need some (groan) DOS boot files. i stupidly assumed i would just access my disks through this pc. PCMagLogo.2016 Reviews Reviews Android Apps Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Editors' Choice Gaming Headphones Health & Fitness iPad Apps iPhone Apps Keyboards Laptops Mice Monitors Phones Printers Projectors Routers Scanners Security Software
- there are many things that should have replaced them over the years but their beauty is in their simplicity and the fact that they simply work.
- got a couple o'thousand, why not re-tile your roof. - by spacca bios (9:36am est fri feb 07 2003)how about flashing your bios off one of those mini cds.
- or a usb drive which is very "pain in the ass". - by goden99 funny (4:05pm est fri feb 07 2003)giving away demo floppies is much cheaper than giving away memory
Sorry for any inconvenience caused. yes. - by floppy cheap, useful yes about damn time! (10:52pm est fri feb 07 2003)floppy's suck, i knw that u would need it for the bios flash, but soon the also, up to win98 (or even me) a driver is needed for memory key. i'll keep my floppy, thank you. - by noob saibot hey damien (8:28am est fri feb 07 2003)how do you go about flashing your bios? - by underscanz re: mark (8:30am
Almost a year ago, I ported a piece of software from Windows 2000 to Windows 98, and formatted several floppy disks. Format does (or can) check for bad blocks, mark them, and cause other blocks to be used as replacements. The drive is still in my PC and I still haven't plugged it in nor plan to. i still refer to them as "rich folks toys" - by old bassist re: old bassist (10:37am est fri feb 07 2003)doesn't sound like it'll be a problem for you.
you may need to install drivers for them if you're using an obsolete dos but they are parsecs away from floppies. i'd much rather have a usb based memory card than a floppy any day. Fortunately, they were preformatted. I think they've learned a bit more about realtime interrupt driven I/O since then :-) Will: "MS needs to release an easy and reliable way to format flash media for boot"
you need it, prepare 2 go thru the pain. - by gridlockv2 floppies blow and should die (9:19pm est mon may 02 2005)floppies are the worst form of removable memory still i am confident that cd-r drives will not be removed from pcs any time soon. Yes, dual boot, so exactly the same hardware. With NetflixUK Charity Shines Light on Doctor Who Composer Delia DerbyshireBig Finish ‘Chronicles' Audio Series Features Doctors, Stars More Static Shock is the Best Black Spider-ManGoblins of the SpiderUniverse...Will They Appear
It has so far been easier for me to just quick format the floppy and then continue. Ilfak Guilfanov says: November 10, 2005 at 10:33 am The last time I had to format a floppy disk was several months ago to install MS Windows. read more lance ulanoff: Will HP Ever Make a Comeback? Ebook Pricing War Wages On Microsoft Screws Up Windows 8 Stalking by Any Other Name is Still Stalking Cybersecurity and False Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BIOS support is key-- getting this new motherboard to boot from my 512mb flash drive was not easy. As the setup-routine does not know how to get a driver from CDROM/DVD i had to create a floppy with the drivers on it… Xavier says: November 10, 2005 at 11:17 This has however only been on XP Home systems not that that should affect things!If you have access to a Win98 machine try saving a file from the XP one to This began with Money 2005, I believe.
pctek24-08-2010, 01:56 PMEr..haven't ever needed to try a floppy on a Win7 system. i wonder how long it will take dell to dump it completely, or at least only offer it as an option and not a standard component? Every single last one of them will not and can not be read nor opened.
i have a similar story about my seven 1gb iomega jaz cartridges that contain tons of data from jobs going back nearly ten years.
Bootable CDROMs have been around at least as long as the iMac, and are quite mature. If that doesn't do the job I run a free program I found on the ‘net which repairs bad sectors. Upon doing a clean install of Windows 7 RC1, the problem of not being able to do a full format of a floppy appears Agent_2424-08-2010, 03:48 PMInteresting, but the post straight Thursday, November 10, 2005 1:31 PM by Bryan James Risto: > You don't need to format anything, either, > you can just > "dd if=/wherever/file.img of=/dev/fd0" > to write the bootable
read more at zdnet uk. I mean, TWO DAYS to get it functioning! Take the floppies to a friends computer and see if they work> there.> Borrow a known good floppy from a friend and see if that works with> your drive.>>> In news:[email protected],> i don't see any schools having a cd-rw drive and such.
Installing the POS software took almost an hour. Adrian says: November 10, 2005 at 11:00 am Last year I bought a 386 on Ebay that had a unique board from a defunct company. solved CD/DVD Drive can burn disks but can't read them - only showing up as "DVD/R" drive? Mitheral says: November 11, 2005 at 1:32 am We format 100's of recycled floppies every semester to hand out to students, it seems like every monitor, motherboard, usb flassh or floppy
Get the answer AnonymousJun 3, 2004, 1:21 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)"Wesley Vogel" <[email protected]> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]_s51> If you format any of the floppies you will lose everything that no floppy=no drivers=no install.
sure, there are ways around this, but they take time and setup, which the average user or even one in a hurry doesn't want to mess with.
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