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Old 07-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old 5 1/4 floppy drive I am trying to get to read an old disk. When I try to read the disk it wants to format it. I'm using Win XP Pro. It's an old version of Monopoly, probably for Win95. I think the program is written in Basic. Any suggestions?
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Disk has gone bad and isn't readable. The data has probably been mixed up a bit to where your OS doesn't recognize the format, so it needs to format the disk to recognize it.

Go buy Monopoly for like 2 bucks at best buy They come in those CD packages were you get like 200 games for 5 dollars.
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it's probably just as likely to be the drive, have you tested it with any other disks?
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If it wants to format the disk, that means either the drive is bad or the disk is bad. You'd be suprised just how little it takes to demagnetize a floppy disk.
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