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is there any way to read floppy disk that were created on
other versions of windows on windows xp
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    All versions of DOS / Windows can read dtat on Floppy Disks from any other.
    File format on 1.44Mb floppies is one of the oldest file structures and is
    compatible in all the operating systems.

    If you can't read the file, there is a media problem or floppy drive problem.

    "daniel" wrote:

    > is there any way to read floppy disk that were created on
    > other versions of windows on windows xp
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    The depends on several things. Some floppy controllers in
    combination with Windows XP seem to have problems, others
    don't seem to have that problem.

    Formatting the floppies on an (the) XP machine and then
    copying the data to the floppy on the other, non-XP machine
    seems to work. If the data is only on a floppy, you can
    also try reading the disk on a W98/ME machine to see if the
    disk is readable. Id so, you can copy the data on the
    floppy(ies) to the hard drive on the W98/ME machine and use
    another media to transfer the files. Either a CD-R ( can
    hold the data of over 400 floppies) or a flash card
    reader/thumb drive (you will need to install drivers on the
    W98/ME machine) is very useful and more secure than
    floppies.

    It is also possible that the head tracking on the floppy
    drive of one of the machines (either the older machine or
    the newer XP machine) is out of tolerance and can't read a
    disk formatted on a in tolerance drive. So you could also
    try installing a different drive or swapping one from a
    machine that you have successfully used to read the disk.


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    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


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