Problem Formatting Floppy Disks

  gill 20:19 02 Mar 04
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Hi Folks,
I am having a problem formatting floppy disks. What I want to do is format a disk at
720 kb and not 144 mb which I think is the norm.
On my desktop computer (Win 98se)I have the option of either of these but on my laptop (win xp) I only have the first option (144mb). Does anyone know how I can alter this please? Your help would be most welcome. Gill

  bvw in bristol 20:31 02 Mar 04

XP is unable to do this.

  VoG II 20:44 02 Mar 04

Try this:

Start, Run, type

cmd

and click OK. At the prompt type in

FORMAT A: /T:80 /N:9 /X /V:label /FS:FAT

and press Enter.

  gill 21:20 02 Mar 04

Vog, Thanks friend, you are a star. Just tried it and it worked perfectly.Thanks again. Gill

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