Convert floppy file from RAW to NTFP

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September 19, 2009 at 23:03:55
Specs: Windows XP
I am running XP Home SP3, amd all is well. I have 2 older games on 3-1/2 floppy and want to load them to my hard drive. When I insert the floppy the system asks me to insert a disk. Then when I go to My Computer the disk shoes to be full but with 0 bites and they are RAW. How can I convert the floppy from the old format to the new format? Keep in mind that my system is running fine, I just can not install these two older games....help!!!

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#1
September 19, 2009 at 23:24:45
Floppy disks should be FAT, not RAW or NTFP (I think you mean NTFS?). Sounds like the disks are corrupt. Try them on another system.

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#2
September 19, 2009 at 23:31:37
I have tried the floppy in 2 other PC's and the results are allways the same. The floppy's have not been used in a long time and have just been in the floppy box. Could I have corrupted the disks by just inserting them into the drive?

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#3
September 20, 2009 at 00:59:46
Floppies don't last forever. If you needed the data, you should have backed them up to more reliable storage media a long time ago. If you get the same results in several different systems, you can probably kiss them goodbye. But you can try recovery software:

http://www.dtidata.com/free_data_re...


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#4
September 20, 2009 at 16:00:00
Wonder if it could be the floppies are 2.88 m and not 1.44.?

Otherwise might try to turn the disk by hand and see if free and then re-try. Suspect they are bad.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
September 20, 2009 at 17:53:46
they must be bad the recover software did not work the floopy's turn freely, so they must be bad. My bad for not moving the games to a better storage media.

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