trouble with my old version of word perfect 10

July 6, 2013 at 19:54:39
Specs: Windows 7, I have 768m on my computer
Every time I install Word Perfect 10 on my Windows 7 system it won't allow me to open any floppy discs - I don't understand why.

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#1
July 7, 2013 at 02:27:15
WordPerfect 10 was created years before Windows 7 was even on the drawing board, so don't expect everything to work properly when using it.

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#2
July 7, 2013 at 05:26:46
What is the error when you try to open a floppy disk?

There may be a work-round like copying the contents of the floppy disk to the hard disk..

Stuart


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#3
July 7, 2013 at 06:51:25
"Specs: Windows 7, I have 768m on my computer"

Windows 7 requires a minimum of 1GB RAM & even with that amount it doesn't run extremely well. Your system probably performs very poorly with just 768MB. I'm guessing you have an old WinXP machine?


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#4
July 7, 2013 at 13:17:05
Hey Stuart thanks for replying - there was no message - the only thing was - it just froze. Every time I tried opening any of my floppy discs it wouldn't allow me access. It would just freeze - I couldn't even close Word Perfect nor operate any other part of the program. Clicking on the 'X" was useless as trying to shut it down the normal way - nothing worked. In a scared panic I'd just shut the computer down completely - then restart it and then once it comes back to the desk top - I'd go into control panel and just delete the whole thing. Fearing that it might cause damage to system. Which in reality it probably won't do but I'm not technically gifted as you and the others are on this thread.


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#5
July 7, 2013 at 13:32:48
Hey Riider thanks for replying - first thing is - this is a brand new hard drive. It's a HP Pavilion P6 Series - it has 6gb ddr3 system memory - 7 terabyte hard drive whatever that means. I don't even know if I wrote that right it's probably 1 terabyte hard drive. It's an AMD Quad-Core A6-3620 Accelerated Processor. Don't know what that means exactly. But just thought I'd give you an idea of what type of hard drive I have.

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#6
July 7, 2013 at 13:40:54
Hey Phil 22 thanks for replying - yeah I realized that now - but I just though as with some older programs you can still use them as you did before. I was reading on some posting I had used to search for assistance on operating Word Perfect - someone had a similar problem with their Word Perfect 10 where it froze and they gave a solution on how to correct the issue but I got distracted by a phone call or something and when I returned back to the computer I foolishly closed the posting and now I can't seem to find it.

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#7
July 7, 2013 at 18:47:43
There is a conflict in your system specs, you say that you have 768m on your computer but in your post #5 you say it has 6gb ddr3 system memory. I suspect the second statement is correct. Is this a new computer?

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#8
July 8, 2013 at 05:49:13
Yes Ewen thanks for replying - yes this is a new hard drive. I previously had a windows XP on my last hard drive but something happened when during auto-downloading as updates often do it downloaded Windows 8 on my computer but my system was not able to handle it so my hard drive malfunctioned and I had to buy a new one. If you have you read my earlier post you see that I'm having problems using Word Perfect 10. Do you have any suggestions on how I can open my floppy discs. I just want to open them and extract any salvageable info and then save it to my new system. I just hope they are not corrupted. When I tried opening them on my new system it gave me a message that files could not be opened. So that's why I thought of re-installing Word Perfect 10 hoping this could at least help me somewhat.

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#9
July 8, 2013 at 07:28:09
XP on my last hard drive but something happened when during auto-downloading as updates often do it downloaded Windows 8 on my computer but my system was not able to handle it so my hard drive malfunctioned and I had to buy a new one.

That's no reason to go out and buy a new hard disk, Software doesn't damage hard disk so that they cannot be used again.

If the files cannot be opened in Windows Explorer then they are probably corrupted. Floppy disks were never very reliable at the best of times It was often the case that a disk created on one computer could not be read in another because of slight miss-alignment of the heads.

You could try reading the disks in another computer with a floppy disk drive and perhaps you may find one that will read the disks. You don't need to install Wordperfect. If Windows Explorer wont read the disk then Worperfect isnt going to be able to either.

You could try some of these recovery programmes.

http://www.google.co.uk/#output=sea...

If by chance you do recover the lfoppy disk I would get them onto your hard disk and then onto a CD. Floppy disks are obsolete and not without good reason.

Stuart


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#10
July 9, 2013 at 06:11:52
Thanks Stuart S - thanks for the reply - will try the web site you gave me - will at some point let you know how things went. The reason I had to buy a new hard drive because it was corrupted due to the Windows 8 - the computer tech who regularly fixes my computer told me and when they brought my hard drive back to my house to hook it up it started malfunctioning again so they had to take it back to the shop. They said as they called me the day the came and got my drive as they were working on it at the shop they said it was working fine. But when they brought it back to my house problems started again.

My computer tech told me that due to the drive being old that also played in its demise. I'd had that as my first computer since 2003. So from 2003 - 2012 that's 10 years. I'm surprised to have it last that long. But will follow up on that web site and will let you know how things went -- thanks to you and everyone else for you most engaging help and assistance -- much thanks.


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#11
July 21, 2013 at 16:12:32
Hey Stuart S - though as of yet I've still not used the web site you've provided but as I stated before if not then let me make it known right now I've more important things to focus on requiring my time and attention. Since I don't know when I'll actually use your web site link I'm going to make your solution as the best answer for now.

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