Need Assistance copying from floppy disk to hard drive.

Posted on 2007-11-29
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I desperately need the info from a floppy disk.  The info is on the disk but when I try to copy it to my hard drive the following message appears.  "Cannot copy (name of file(s) I am tyring to copy).  Cannot read from the source file or disk."

Is there anyway of getting the info off this floppy disk?
Question by:kolsen2
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PUNKY earned 32 total points
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Get new floppy disk, format it in FAT on 98 windows OS system, then try copy floppy to floppy.

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replylalit earned 31 total points
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Try to read from the dos prompt
copy a:\*.* c:\
This sometimes helps.

Secondly there are some utilities which mark the bad sectors and make your floppy working with minimum data loss check them....

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usarian earned 31 total points
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Can you see the file on the disk?

go to START-->RUN
type CMD and hit enter

and hit enter.
then try to copy it again.

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2PiFL earned 31 total points
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I've used this with great success:

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