|Thanks, guys. Although it wasn't suggested as a good idea, I did change the BIOS to treat my standard floppy drive as a 720KB floppy drive. As Stuart said, this made no difference when reading the disks, I still got the "Do you want to format this disk now?" message. I went to My Computer (under W2K) and the 3 1/2 floppy drive changed to a 5 1/4 floppy drive. I right clicked it and clicked Properties and beside File System it said Unknown.|
So since these disks are formatted using a file system unknown to Windows, I wonder if there is any freeware application that would read binary data from the floppy disk regardless of the file system format? I'm thinking of something like the Disk Reader found in the HexSource/Frhed hex editor but would be for floppy drives. Any more help would be much appreciated.
You may wonder why I'm wanting to do this, but I don't have the word processor any more, and I wanted to see if reading the old disks that I have is possible to do on a desktop pc.