floppy diskette not working when plugged into toshiba laptop

Toshiba Satellite c655-s5082 laptop
November 26, 2014 at 07:58:48
Specs: Windows 8, dont know
cannot get usb floppy disk to work properly when connected to laptop.
light comes on usb diskette when plugged into laptop but when floppy disk is inserted into diskette it does not work

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#1
November 26, 2014 at 09:56:01
A blank disk (have you formatted it) or one with data/programs on it? I presume the latter as I cannot imagine any reason that a sane human being would use floppy disks nowadays other than to recover legacy data.

Floppy disks get corrupted if you so much as look at them, so are you sure the disk itself is good?


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#2
November 26, 2014 at 13:37:12
This "sane" person is recovering/editing essential music from floppy disks then transfering to CD`s
Thanks ijack for your input
paradiddle5

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#3
November 26, 2014 at 23:54:57
In that case, my best guess is that the disks are corrupted. It's possible that another drive/computer would be able to read them (floppy disks were notoriously inconsistent). If you have a local computer store you might ask them to have a look at the disks for you.

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#4
November 27, 2014 at 04:40:33
thanks for your help

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#5
November 27, 2014 at 08:09:30
Maybe I'm Mr Lucky but I never had much bother with floppy disk reliability. I found CD-RW's a whole heap worse.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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