spacer spacer spacer
 
 
  arrow Description
  arrow Sample Dialog
  arrow Key Facts
  arrow Solutions
  arrow Forum Help
  arrow Vendor Summary
  arrow Research this Issue
  help Solutions Help
 
  Compare Editions
 
 
 
  Fix-It Utilities
Make your PC run like new! Includes Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, hardware diagnostics, registry fixer, and more!
box_image  
 
 
box_image
PC Mover
Move applications, files and settings from one PC to another. Handles Windows upgrades too, even XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit!
     
 
 
Windows XP Solutions
     
 

Backup Utility

The diskette contains an unrecognized file...

 
  Description  
     
 

The diskette is not usable, and most likely it is unformatted.

 
 
   
  Sample Dialog  
 
Backup Utility screen shot
 
 
Dialog may appear differently depending on XP style options and where it occurs.
 
   
  Key Facts  
 
         
Full Title
  Backup Utility 

 
Body Text
  The diskette contains an unrecognized file system, or is unformatted. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  ntbackup.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

occurance meter
 
Type
  unknown 

   
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
  Solutions and Fixes  
     
 
Format the Media
8
    Add    Flag
solution icon

Format the media. This action will permanently erase any existing data on the media, so only do this if you are sure there is no existing data that you want to keep.

  1. Open Explorer (Windows Key + E).
  2. Select the drive to format and right-click, and select Format.
  3. Confirm you are formatting the correct drive, as you don't want to incorrectly select the wrong drive and erase critical information.

    Pick any options and/or set the volume label.
  4. When the options are set as desired, click OK.
  5. At the warning confirmation dialog, click OK.
 
   
 
transparent
transparent
solves it indicator
risk indicator
effort indicator
 
  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 12-Mar-2010
 
Avatar
 
 
 
  Forum Help  
     
 
Forums on topic

Check out what others say about this issue and review or add your own comments and solutions!

Go to Forums on topic.
 
   
  Vendor Summary  
     
 
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation (more info...)

Microsoft Corporation Logo
Phone
1-425-882-8080
1-800-642-7676

Web
Global
USA

Assistance
Support
Downloads

 
   
  Research this Issue  
     
 
Getting search results...
 
     
  Notes  
     
  While we believe this information up to date and accurate, FAQware is not responsible for any inaccuracies. If you find something that is out of date or inaccurate, please let us know at so we can correct it.  
 
Last update: 14-Mar-2010 2:25 pm