Unable to read floppy diskette
Bad floppy or error with diskette
This issue is most often caused by a bad floppy diskette. Try alternate floppy diskettes in the computer. If other diskettes can be read in the computer is likely a bad diskette.
If the diskette contains valuable information or information that is only able to be found on this diskette, try reading the diskette in another computer. If the diskette works in the computer, there may still be errors on the diskette. We recommend that you copy the contents of the diskette to your hard drive as a backup, and try using an alternate floppy diskette to transfer the information.
Bad floppy diskette drive
If no floppy diskette can be read in the computer, but other computers read the diskettes, run through floppy diskette drive troubleshooting.
If this information is valuable information that cannot be lost and is not stored anywhere else, you may want to consider a data recovery service for lost or deleted files.
- See our floppy disk and floppy drive definitions for further information on each of these terms.
- Computer floppy drive and diskette help and support.