open 3.5 disk that is full but cannot open

February 26, 2011 at 14:41:00
Specs: Windows XP
the properties of disk read full and the computer (xp pro ) wants to format

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February 26, 2011 at 14:44:43
Is this a floppy disk? They do often die:

http://www.pcguide.com/care/care/me...

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#2
February 26, 2011 at 18:04:13
Very often floppies will only read successfully on the machine on which they were made due to the alignment of the read heads on different drives. You may find that the disk will read OK on a different machine.

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