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Old 11-11-2004, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I just spent hours typing an essay for school to find out my floppy drive is acting silly. I can't think of another way to get it to school, other than burn it to a CD. I would prefer NOT to waste an entire CD on 12kb of text lol! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to toss em at me.
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cds are cheap, and if you use a cd-rw, you can reuse it later for something else. to me, cd-rs are next to floppies.
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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email it to yourself and open it at school.
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email it to yourself and open it at school.
I wish! We aren't allowed to log onto any online accounts at my school. Thanks anyway, I guess I will just waste a CD.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You need to make sure the floppy drive is connected correctly... The twist in the ribbon should be closest to the floppy drive itself.

http://www.clubzona.com/strut/cbt/floppy.htm


Funny, someone wrote a "how to" on the subject.. :P
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Lol, it is connected properly. It was working about 2 weeks back. No big deal, I just used a CD. I don't think its the drive, I think it is the disk.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It could be the "floppy" disk. If sector 0 gets damaged the "floppy" will stop working.. Never keep "floppies" near cordless phones, microwaves, TVs, or your monitor. They don't last too long when they obtain interference.
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2 options:

#1: Go to http://s9.yousendit.com/

Send to yourself and write down the download link u get to ur e-mail.

#2: Go to http://www.imageshack.us/

Rename the .doc file to .jpg or .gif, uplaod it and write down the URL. Save at school and rename back to .doc

This works!
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Lol guys, I already burned it to a CD. Thanks for your advice though...
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hmm floppy drives... i didnt even put one in my new comp. never had good luck with em, always failed when i needed them. makin nasty noises and stuff.
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