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Floppy Disk Drive FAQs
How do I copy a document or file to a floppy disk with a computer running a
Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
2. Open Windows Explorer.
3. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click
Windows Explorer.
4. Locate and click the file or folder you want to copy.
5. On the File menu, point to Send To, and then click 3 1/2 Floppy (A).
How do I format a floppy disk from within a Microsoft Windows operating system?
1. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy drive.
2. Make sure none of the files on the floppy disk are currently being used. A floppy disk
cannot be formatted if a file on it is in use.
3. Open the My Computer window.
4. Right-click the 3.5-inch Floppy drive icon and select Format from the menu. The
Format window appears.
5. In the Format window, click Start to begin formatting the floppy disk.
6. An alert appears to notify you that formatting will erase all data on the disk. Click OK
to continue with the format.
7. When the format is finished, a Format Complete window appears. Click OK.
8. In the Format window, click Close.
The disk is now ready to use. If you have a problem formatting a disk, verify that the disk
is fully inserted into the drive. Also verify that the disk is not write-protected. In the
upper-right corner of the disk there is a square hole with a small sliding plastic shutter.
When the shutter covers the hole the disk is write-protected and cannot be formatted.
Make sure to slide the shutter down so that the square hole is open.

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  • Page 1 Floppy Disk Drive FAQs How do I copy a document or file to a floppy disk with a computer running a Microsoft® Windows® operating system. 1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. 2. Open Windows Explorer. 3. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
  • Page 2 I get a message that my floppy disk is write-protected. Remove the floppy disk from the drive. There is a tab on the disk that you must move. In the upper-right corner of the disk there is a square hole with a small sliding plastic tab. When the tab covers the hole, the disk is write-protected and cannot be written to.
  • Page 3 What causes a Non-System Disk Error? A Non-System Disk Error results when the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) cannot find the boot sector, or the master boot record is missing or damaged; the device does not have bootable media. The BIOS searches drives in the order specified in the CMOS setup.
  • Page 4 An error displays that says the A:\ drive is not accessible. Be sure the Standard BIOS setup is set correctly for your floppy drive (most are 3 1/2 inch, 1.44 MB). If you have more than one floppy drive, check to see if Floppy Drive swapping is set to Enabled in CMOS.

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