Floppy problem or media problem?
Posted on 2002-04-26
I have been experiencing some floppy problems lately. I work in an eight-site public school district and this problem is occurring in every site, across MS WIN95, 2K and now XP os's.
I can take a floppy right out of the box (IBM formatted) and sometimes have to go to two or three pc's to get a drive capable (or willing?) to read the floppy.
We have prdominantly Compaq pc's.
Has anyone out there been experiencing this phenomenon?
I'm thinking that because we have mostly one brand of pc, with a handful of rougue clones and a few Mac's, that the tolerances should not be off that much.
I have also used different brands of floppy disk media with much the same result. The mystery expands in that I cannot seem to duplicate the problem consistently!
I just want to know if it's also happening outside our little world. Please tell me I'm not crazy!