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Have a computer at work, brand new, 1.5 GHZ 128 megs Ram.  Problem is when I copy things to a floppy in its A: drive I cannot access the floppy information from any other computer.  Usually it says corrupt file or for example a wordperfect document will just load blank.  If I read the floppy on the original computer it works no problem.  I have virus checked my boot sectors, drives and files and found nothing.  I have used numerous different flopies with the same results.  Please help.  Thanks in advance.
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Then it sounds like your floppy disk drive is at fault.  Misaigned heads or something similar.

It can read and write OK to the disks because it's own misaligment compensates.  However it can't cope with disks formatted correctly.

Best bet is to get another floppy disk drive for your machine and test that.  If that works OK then it's your original drive that's the problem.
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by:Crash2100
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Do you have norton systemworks or norton utilities installed?  If so, take a look at this:

http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/bulletin/archive/nu/07nu.html#24
http://service4.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nunt.nsf/docid/199862916745
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by:Wakeup
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What OS are you running?  Fat32?  NTFS?  Fat16?  And the computer or computers you are taking it to?  What OS and is it also Fat16,32 or NTFS?
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You have a BAD FLOPPY drive.  Replace it with a new one.
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Let me chime in. Try another FDD. BTW, I think M$ file system for floppies is always FAT (12 or something) no matter what O/S.

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by:rayt333
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Can you read floppies made on other computers?

A floppy drive is a very cheap item $10 to $20, your time would be better spent buying a new (brand name) drive and trying that.
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by:Wakeup
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Hmm, reread the question.  I too have that problem everyonce in a while.  Try Reformatting the floppy in the floppy drive that can not read the disk.  Put it back in the machine you wish to retrieve the data from.  Then try reading the floppy in the machines in question.  Let us know how that works.
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by:14akil
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try to read datas written through other sytems floppy drive on ur drive,if it doesn't works then it time u go for a new floppy drive.
       as said by many people it's ur floppy drive fault instead of the floppies.
        and as u have said that ur computer is a brand new one it'll surely have warranty ,u better contact ur vendor for a replacement of ur floppy drive.
                         
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Hi 14akil and welcome!
You may need to browse the tips on "Comments and Answers" (just follow the link above the text box). You'll notice that it is a preferred approach to submit comments rather than "Answers". The author can accept any comment as an answer.
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Member Name  14akil  
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A new crop of newbie answer snatchers??
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by:Wakeup
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possibly.
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by:Crash2100
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they need to remove the answer option all together
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that's an excellent suggestion... let the questioner decide.

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Thank you for your comment, but if you would take some time to read the proposed answer standartd then you would indeed see that the proposed answer does not contain any new info, only repeats what had already been posted by others as comments.
I hope in the future that you will bring some value to EE with your comments which this one fails to add any value at all to the question. If you have nothing of value to add then please do not make any comments.
Thank you.
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For reasons stated below, proposed answer rejected.

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by:Wakeup
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Hey Computer101, there is no link.  What's the link?
For the tips on comments and answers!?  Thanks!
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Here is the link location

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/cmtyQuestAnswer.jsp

It's at the bottom of the page.
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by:Wakeup
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mannerofspeaking...seems how there has been an influx of information, have you been able to try any of these ideas?  Please keep us updated.
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by:mannerofspeaking
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Determined floppy was bad so I switched it out.  Then determined that other computer in office was the culprit.  Switched its floppy and all works fine now.  Thanks, I guess for the comments although the majority had nothing to do with my original question.
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But nobody suggested it was a bad floppy??

This user is starting to look like another loser, get help and suggestions from many experts, doesn't give any feedback and finally comes back and all he has to say is he found the problem himself. He probably has trouble finding the nose on his face if it was attached. This site is really going downhill fast, it seems there are more losers here then good honest people.

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There were many suggestions here in regards to bad floppy drive.  How do you propose to allot the points mannerofspeaking.  You can get computer101 to assist you in delegating points in this queue.
Hi Ray :)
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by:Wakeup
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dbrunto mentions a faulty drive and jhance says bad drive.  Dbrunton said faulty drive first....and goes into some detail.
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by:rayt333
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I think mannerofspeaking has decided to abandon the question since it has gotten so much attention, oh well life goes on.
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by:dbrunton
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Well the name says it all doesn't it?
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by:Computer101
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Will fix later tonight.

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Gonna fix this later tonight computer101?
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Excuse me, but who the h*** are you to single me out for a comment!
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Thank you for your comment, but if you would take some time to read the proposed answer standartd then you would indeed see that the proposed answer does not contain any new info, only repeats what had already been posted by others as comments.
I hope in the future that you will bring some value to EE with your comments which this one fails to add any value at all to the question. If you have nothing of value to add then please do not make any comments.
Thank you.
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I'm confused! If you are calling me down for posting a comment when you yourself just posted a non-sequitur 'bitch' about another person, and three other comments like mine are attached just above, then I don't SEE why you single ME out. Perhaps you could explain??

I didn't see this ridiculously rude and arbitrary comment when it was first made, but I by god notice it now.

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by:Wakeup
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ok a year and a couple months later....babylonfive with his comeback! hehe
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by:babylonfive
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OK, two things:

1). I know I look stupid with my comback after ages

2). I should have included the idiot's name who dissed me... rayt333.

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by:Computer101
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Ok, this issue is over.  If you have a problem, post it in Community Support Topic Area.  I WILL NOT have a flame war here in this question from here on out no matter what happened a year ago.  All stop from posting..

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by:Wakeup
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Sorry Computer101.  I didnt mean to make it a hash war.  I just wanted to see this question closed...
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by:Computer101
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As I

:-)

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by:Computer101
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Now, recommendations for closure.  All recomendation will be heard, but no flaming will be allowed.

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by:Computer101
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FYI, last login date was when this question was posted, so another one hit wonder.

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by:Wakeup
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I suggest splitting points between Dbrunton and jhance...
Dbrunton however mentioned that the floppy drive is at fault first...so anyone else?
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by:babylonfive
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I apologize for my use of flame words... it was inappropriate. I should have taken this to another thread or swallowed it. As you might be able to tell, I haven't done this before, and I don't intend to again.

I agree with the points split.
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Split complete

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