Floppy Disk - Cyclic Redundancy error
Posted on 2004-04-23
One of the genius attorneys stuck his floppy disk into a zip drive, and when it had a hard time going in, he jammed it in the drive. The metal guard came off the disk a crack was put into the floppy disk case (not bending the data part of it). I stuck it in the floppy drive and it worked. When I was called back, the disk was not working. It would hang when you clicked on A drive then asked to insert a floppy disk. So I tried accessing it in cmd prompt to see what it would tell me. It said there was a cyclic redundancy error. His client's legal papers are on this disk. He obviously does not have a backup of the data since he is requesting I recover the data. Not good for him to depend on a floppy for storing a file. I was wondering, even with a failure with the CRC, will it be possible to recover his data?