Hi, A~J I am not a experienced computer geek of any kind, but I had had the same problem as you with my new desktop back some 10 months ago. It was a very strange problem since it looks like simple and my FD was a new one. I asked a help to various MLs but was not as lucky as you who have got helpful responses (from Ron and Jim). I remember then I read a message somewhere about this problem and the solution sounded strange too, but it did work and the FD has never got any problem at all since then. Solution: Open you PC's case ( or FD housing, if possible or not a desktop) and loosen a little bit the screws that immobize the FD on the 3.5" bay. That's it! I was not sure if the it was due to missalignment of FD, but I realize now from the words of Ron that it is very likely caused by a physical deshape to the FD. My previous PC case design had only two 3.5" bays, hence the the HD must be fixed next to the FD, I found the heating of the HD also affect the functionality of FD. So, I modifed the 3.5" bays (now I changed a PC case) making th HD away from FD. Since then the FD problem has completely gone. Hope this help a little! Ewen ----- Original Message ----- From: "A~J" <ajd@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 11:51 AM Subject: [24hoursupport] Floppy Drive not working > > When I put a disk into the floppy drive, it says the disk needs to be > formatted, but the disk works fine in my other computer. This happens > with any disk. Is it time to replace the floppy drive or are there some > less invasive measures I can try first. > > Win 98SE > System three or four years old > > Thanks for your help~~ > > A~J > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.