Why are Zip disks not recognized as formatted and containing data in a recently installed internal ide zip drive?
Posted on 2005-04-22
After recent assembly of a new computer, with the old internal ide zip drive from the previous computer, the zip drive appears to be fully recognized as functioning by the XP-pro operating system (assigned a drive letter and no problems in device manager). However, any formatted zip disk that was used in the previous computer gets the response: "The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" The disk formats are reported in properties as RAW. The old computer used XP-home. What is necessary for these disks to be recognized as formatted and containing data?