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Floppy diskettes - 5.25 inch

Does anyone know where I can get data from old 5.25 inch floppies converted to either CD's or DVD's.  
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mrwebdevCommented:
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nobusCommented:
i think in most pc shops they can do it, just find one who's willing.
Or you could try a PC club
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huntersvcsCommented:
It's probably just easier to get your hands on an old 5.25" floppy and transfer the files to your HDD.
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mrwebdevCommented:
Just currious if you tried this portion of the resolution?

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mrwebdevCommented:
Scratch that last post, wrong window...

Sorry

I need to get some sleep
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Barry173Author Commented:
I think the easiest and least expensive way for me to get the information off of the 5.25 inch floppies is to buy a floppy drive to run these diskettes.   I have checked on Ebay and cannot find one for sale.  Does anyone know where I can purchase a 5.25 floppy drive that will work with a relatively new (3 year old) PC.
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nobusCommented:
best option is to look in hobby fairs, or looking around in local stores, they may have lying some around still...
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huntersvcsCommented:
Flea Markets might be a possible source.  I know some of the computer classes they provide in schools also have (most times) store rooms with excess parts.

To answer your question about compatibility, check your BIOS.  It should have a switch to enable you to select 3,5" 5,25" etc.
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nobusCommented:
If you want to buy a floppy drive and do it yourself, check that the motherboard supports it in the BIOS
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huntersvcsCommented:
Points?
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Barry173Author Commented:
I have not yet found a 5.25 inch drive but I have been given leads as to places to look so I am closing the question.
Thanks for your advice.
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