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      27th Jan 2009
i know floppy can be replaced but i would be so grateful if MS could tell me
what is wrong.
Details
hp pavillion with win xp 2 years old. floppy green light comes on. errr
msg--needs formatting. when clicked -format error msg again it cannot be
formatted. PC Doctor 5 gave this result
2009-01-26 18:13:42 EST
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Floppy disk drive
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
Product Version: 5.00.3462.0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Floppy disk drive
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Properties
Windows Driver Key {4D36E980-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000
Manufacturer (Standard floppy disk drives)
Windows Hardware IDs FDC\GENERIC_FLOPPY_DRIVE
Driver Information
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
Driver Provider Microsoft
Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-200
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Floppy disk drive
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001

Floppy Drive Linear Seek Test
Event Type Description Time
Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:14:17 PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:09
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:12
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17
PM
Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
6:15:17 PM
Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM

Floppy Drive Random Seek Test
Event Type Description Time
Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 142. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:25
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 93. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:38
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 169. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:43
PM
Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
6:15:43 PM
Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:43 PM

Floppy drive funnel seek test
Event Type Description Time
Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:44 PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:51
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:58
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 126. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:04
PM
Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
6:16:04 PM
Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:04 PM

Floppy Drive Surface Scan Test
Event Type Description Time
Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:05 PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:12
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:19
PM
Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28
PM
Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
6:16:28 PM
Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM

Floppy Drive Pattern Test
Event Type Description Time
Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM
Warning Message The Floppy is write protected. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM
Test Finished Cannot Run Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM

Thank you

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      27th Jan 2009


"viewpoint" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> i know floppy can be replaced but i would be so grateful if MS could tell
> me
> what is wrong.
> Details
> hp pavillion with win xp 2 years old. floppy green light comes on. errr
> msg--needs formatting. when clicked -format error msg again it cannot be
> formatted. PC Doctor 5 gave this result
> 2009-01-26 18:13:42 EST
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
> Product Version: 5.00.3462.03
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Windows Properties
> Windows Driver Key {4D36E980-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000
> Manufacturer (Standard floppy disk drives)
> Windows Hardware IDs FDC\GENERIC_FLOPPY_DRIVE
> Driver Information
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Driver Provider Microsoft
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
>
> Floppy Drive Linear Seek Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:14:17 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:09
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:12
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:17 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Random Seek Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 142. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:25
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 93. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:38
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 169. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:43
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:43 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:43 PM
>
> Floppy drive funnel seek test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:44 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:51
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:58
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 126. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:16:04
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:16:04 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:04 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Surface Scan Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:05 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:12
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:19
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:16:28 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Pattern Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM
> Warning Message The Floppy is write protected. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM
> Test Finished Cannot Run Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM
>
> Thank you
>
> --
> vpoint


Floppy disks can go bad as well as floppy drives. It seems that the newer
floppy drives are no where as reliable as the older 3.5" drives were many
years ago. A slight head misalignment will cause the errors you are
experiencing. The floppy is also apparently write protected which would
prevent formatting the disk. Change the position of the write protect tab
on the disk but if it is set properly for writing the write protect sensor
in the drive is bad.

 
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      27th Jan 2009
"viewpoint" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> i know floppy can be replaced but i would be so grateful if MS could tell

me
> what is wrong. Details
> hp pavillion with win xp 2 years old. floppy green light comes on. errr
> msg--needs formatting. when clicked -format error msg again it cannot be
> formatted. PC Doctor 5 gave this result
> 2009-01-26 18:13:42 EST . . .


Your question is not clear. Are you trying to test the drive or one
particular floppy? http://www.pc-doctor.com/ suggests this app
is for "diagnosing computer hardware problems."
1. If you want to test the drive, you must use a floppy known in
good order (because tested OK in another PC.)
2. If you were testing one floppy disk, your test results show
it is damaged and should be thrown away.

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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


 
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      4th Feb 2009
Thak you. the floppy does not read so i ran PC Doctor provided in win xp and
I got these results. i will find another floppy and try again.
thank you.
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"Don Phillipson" wrote:

> "viewpoint" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> > i know floppy can be replaced but i would be so grateful if MS could tell

> me
> > what is wrong. Details
> > hp pavillion with win xp 2 years old. floppy green light comes on. errr
> > msg--needs formatting. when clicked -format error msg again it cannot be
> > formatted. PC Doctor 5 gave this result
> > 2009-01-26 18:13:42 EST . . .

>
> Your question is not clear. Are you trying to test the drive or one
> particular floppy? http://www.pc-doctor.com/ suggests this app
> is for "diagnosing computer hardware problems."
> 1. If you want to test the drive, you must use a floppy known in
> good order (because tested OK in another PC.)
> 2. If you were testing one floppy disk, your test results show
> it is damaged and should be thrown away.
>
> --
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
>
>
>

 
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      4th Feb 2009

Thank you for trying to help. i will use another Floppy and find out what
happens.
If the write protect sensor in the drive is bad how do i fix it please?
Thank you.

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vpoint


"viewpoint" wrote:

> i know floppy can be replaced but i would be so grateful if MS could tell me
> what is wrong.
> Details
> hp pavillion with win xp 2 years old. floppy green light comes on. errr
> msg--needs formatting. when clicked -format error msg again it cannot be
> formatted. PC Doctor 5 gave this result
> 2009-01-26 18:13:42 EST
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
> Product Version: 5.00.3462.03
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Windows Properties
> Windows Driver Key {4D36E980-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000
> Manufacturer (Standard floppy disk drives)
> Windows Hardware IDs FDC\GENERIC_FLOPPY_DRIVE
> Driver Information
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Driver Provider Microsoft
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Floppy disk drive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\flpydisk.sys
> Version 5.1.2600.0, 7-1-2001
>
> Floppy Drive Linear Seek Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:14:17 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:09
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:12
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:17 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Random Seek Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:17 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 142. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:25
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 93. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:38
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 169. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:43
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:15:43 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:15:43 PM
>
> Floppy drive funnel seek test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:15:44 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:51
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:15:58
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 126. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:04
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:16:04 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:04 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Surface Scan Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:05 PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 18. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:12
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 54. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:19
> PM
> Error Message There was an error reading sector 90. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28
> PM
> Error Message Maximum errors of 3 exceeded. Canceling test. Jan 26, 2009
> 6:16:28 PM
> Test Finished Failed Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM
>
> Floppy Drive Pattern Test
> Event Type Description Time
> Test Started - Jan 26, 2009 6:16:28 PM
> Warning Message The Floppy is write protected. Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM
> Test Finished Cannot Run Jan 26, 2009 6:16:29 PM
>
> Thank you
>
> --
> vpoint

 
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