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Old 04-27-2007, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old 3 1/2 disk that has data on it that is much needed, however every drive reads the disk and states it needs formatting. How can I retrive the data and not format the disk?

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the disk is probably corrupted


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The only way is to format, There is no point in trying to restore data from it. Right click Format or in CMD type : "format A:" and press enter.
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