The disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?

Computer floppyWhen attempting to read drive A: or a floppy diskette in Microsoft Windows you receive the message The disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? or A:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.

This message is generated when Windows is unable to read the floppy diskette because the floppy diskette is bad, there is no floppy diskette in the drive, or the floppy drive is bad. Make sure a floppy diskette is in the computer. Unless a floppy diskette is in the computer, you will receive this error.

If a floppy diskette is in the computer and you get this error try another disk. If another floppy diskette works, unfortunately the disk getting the error is bad. If no disk works in the computer unfortunately the drive is bad.

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