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Need Assistance copying from floppy disk to hard drive.

Posted on 2007-11-29
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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?
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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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by:replylalit
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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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by:usarian
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Can you see the file on the disk?

go to START-->RUN
type CMD and hit enter
type:
CHKDSK A: /R

and hit enter.
then try to copy it again.

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by:2PiFL
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I've used this with great success:
http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/floppy_recovery.asp
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