How to run (open), floppy disks...

January 23, 2006 at 10:14:10
Specs: ME, #512MB, 2700 DDR
This MIGHT be a simple question, but I honestly don't know w-t-do: Let's say I want to run (not copy), a floppy disk ("A"). I insert it, but-now... What is the command-line I should type to make it "open", or run??? Don't have any instruction book that says anything! Just the basics, most of which I already know! Thx to all who help. DAVE

David R. Kreiser


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#1
January 23, 2006 at 10:51:49
You don't "run" a floppy disk, to use, copy, run, etc, the data that is ON the floppy disk.


Therefore there must one or more files ON the floppy that you can "run" If, for example, there is some sort of text file or document, you can open that file with a program like word, wordpad, notepad, office, whatever. You would do this like you do ANY file---Use Widows Exlpoder to "explore" the floppy drive, and when you find the file you want, click on it, or right click and see if there is an optional "open with"


Now, can you be more specific? What is supposed to be on this floppy? What have you done with it?

(You can't just jam/stick/shove/place/insert a floppy into the drive, and expect it to "run" all by itself.)

Last, in my opinion, "autorun" on a CD was the single most infuriating "feature" that was every applied to a computer by any software writer.


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#2
January 23, 2006 at 11:37:06
here is a link that may help you
Dos Commands


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#3
January 23, 2006 at 14:43:52
A disk is a disk (or a drive is a drive)

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#4
January 24, 2006 at 01:36:52
name,

"Last, in my opinion, "autorun" on a CD was the single most infuriating "feature" that was every applied to a computer by any software writer."

I'll drink to that.


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

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#5
January 24, 2006 at 07:22:25
Oh yeah - one of the first things I'll disable on a Windows box (autoplay music is ok though)

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#6
January 24, 2006 at 07:58:30
Double-Click on "My Computer" and then Double-click on "A:\". That will show you what's on the disk.

Or, right-click Start
Left Click Explore
Scroll up to A:\

Or... Start
Programs
MS-DOS Prompt
type a:
type dir
Hit Enter
That will show you what's on A.

Or am I completely missing the point of this question?

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#7
January 24, 2006 at 14:34:34
It would be better if we knew just what was meant by 'run'

As always, try and ask the real question

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is not more a science than a heap of stones is a home


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#8
January 27, 2006 at 18:12:02
Sorry to note the demise of yet another poster. RIP.

DerekW


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