May 29th, 2004, 07:23 PM
formating RAW file sysyem...???
I have a packet of new floppyes, but the floppyes have a RAW file system. I can't format these floppyes under Windows. How can I format these under Windows XP/98..????
May 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM
You should be able to format those floppy under XP/2000/98 without problem. If Windows can format the disk, it's may habe read-only on (Windows will tell you). If Windows cannot format the disk after that, the disk is probably bad.
By the way, new floppyes are usually pre-format.
May 29th, 2004, 10:58 PM
Windows can be anal about reformatting disks that have
had unusual formats. You need a third party program.
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May 30th, 2004, 01:36 AM
Also make sure the write lock tag is in the correct position and not locking your floppies.
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