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csziggy

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4. The floppy drive sees the disc but can't read it?
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 07:06 PM
Jun 2016

On some older floppy drives you can get what is (was?) known as "head drift" where the heads got out of alignment. There used to be ways to recalibrate the heads but I'm not anyone but serious data recovery companies does that any more.

This source verified my vague memories of this phenomenon:
http://askthecomputerlady.com/questions/2012/09/cant-access-the-floppy-disk/

You might try data recovery software on your computer and see if it can recover the information, but I wouldn't hold out much hope. I like EaseUS - try their free version: http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

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