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Error message when you try to format an unformatted floppy disk: “Windows was unable to complete the format”

When you try to format an unformatted floppy disk by using Windows Explorer in Windows Vista, you receive the following error message:

Format Floppy Disk Drive (A:)
Windows was unable to complete the format

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB982143.

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