hugo27, October 30, 2003
A few days ago I was working with a floppy in a win2000Pro
machine. Everything was working fine. With no warning
or error msg the machine shut off. No other power users
in the room failed, the lights stayed on, so is was not a
general power failure, but rather like someone had pulled
the power cord on that machine.
I moved to another machine and now winExplorer would
not boot the disk, giving the error msg, "The floppy in drive
A is not formatted. Do you wish to format now?"
What I would like to know is what caused what?
Can a running floppy become defective in such a way that
it will turn off the computer?
Or did the computer shut off damage something in the
floppy (boot sector, FAT, root directory) ?