Ask the Expert

Could a worm convince a floppy disk to dislike Win2k?

I have a floppy disk that works with Win98, but does not work with Win2k. Could it be infected with a worm?
I suppose there's always a chance of it having a boot sector virus -- not likely a worm. Is this problem occurring on the same machine? It could be a hardware problem with the Win2k floppy drive. Win2k should be able to read a FAT-formatted floppy without any problem unless there's a hardware issue or data corruption on the disk that the Win2k drive is more sensitive to.

This was first published in August 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: