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May 7, 2005 12:11:02 AM

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For the life of me I can not figure out how to format a floppy disk from
Windows XP. I have looked for things over and over to help but can't seem to
find what I need. May just be one of those not as smart as u thought
moments. Thank you in advance.
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thank you greatly tlove

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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 2:25:20 AM

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Click MY Computer twice. Right click the Floppy icon,
select Format

Alternate...Start/Run format a:

Alternate (if you need to format a non-supported floppy
type) Start/Run cmd
Then format /? to see the switches


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"tlove" <tlove@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:445AC273-2572-43DB-944C-83D5CA7B7026@microsoft.com...
| For the life of me I can not figure out how to format a
floppy disk from
| Windows XP. I have looked for things over and over to help
but can't seem to
| find what I need. May just be one of those not as smart
as u thought
| moments. Thank you in advance.
| --
| thank you greatly tlove
May 7, 2005 3:30:43 AM

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tlove wrote:

> For the life of me I can not figure out how to format a floppy disk from
> Windows XP. I have looked for things over and over to help but can't seem to
> find what I need. May just be one of those not as smart as u thought
> moments. Thank you in advance.

When I right click on '3 1/2 Floppy (A:) ' in My Computer, one of the
menu options is 'Format...', and if I select that option it allows me to
format a floppy disk - provided I have inserted a floppy disk in the
floppy drive.

I believe that's the way Windows XP is supposed to work, but if yours
doesn't work that way perhaps you could tell us what happens instead,
and we'll do our best to help out.

Sunny
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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 5:38:52 PM

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"tlove" <tlove@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:445AC273-2572-43DB-944C-83D5CA7B7026@microsoft.com...
> For the life of me I can not figure out how to format a floppy disk from
> Windows XP. I have looked for things over and over to help but can't seem
to
> find what I need. May just be one of those not as smart as u thought
> moments. Thank you in advance.
> --
> thank you greatly tlove

On a generic level: Click Start / Help, then type

Format floppy disk

You will find a wealth of information under the Help menu!
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 6:17:10 PM

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insert the floppy disk, go to my computer, right click the floppy icon and
select "format"

"tlove" <tlove@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:445AC273-2572-43DB-944C-83D5CA7B7026@microsoft.com...
> For the life of me I can not figure out how to format a floppy disk from
> Windows XP. I have looked for things over and over to help but can't seem
> to
> find what I need. May just be one of those not as smart as u thought
> moments. Thank you in advance.
> --
> thank you greatly tlove
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