|Not sure if this helps but try a "Command-Prompt" format:|
Insert floppy to be formatted in A:
In the "Open" field type (without the quotes) "format a:/f:1440/u"
A command prompt should open up asking "Insert new disk for drive A: and press ENTER when ready..."
The disk should format (as it would a full format from inside Windows) with the current state of the disk (The type of the file system is FAT.) , the verification of 1.44MB and then the percentage completed (increasing to 100%) until the disk is completely formatted. When finished, it should report back:
Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? Press enter.
1,457,664 bytes total disk space.
1,457,664 bytes available on disk.
512 bytes in each allocation unit.
2,847 allocation units available on disk.
12 bits in each FAT entry.
A random Volume serial number will also be displayed.
When prompted to "Format another?? type "n"
If there are any problems, note what they are and inform us of such problems.
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