Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

The Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail error message is an MS-DOS or Windows command line error encountered when attempting to access a drive that is not readable.

What causes an Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail error?

Below is a list of the different reasons you may get an Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail error.

  • Disk or disc is not properly inserted or missing.
  • Disc is dirty and cannot be read by the computer.
  • Floppy disk is failing or bad.
  • Entering a drive letter that is not valid.
  • Drive is not formatted.
  • You lack the permissions to access the drive.
  • Network problems causing the drive to be inaccessible.
  • Drive uses a file system that is not supported.

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