Trying to save documents to a 1.0MB 3.5 inch Floppy

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Is there anyone out there that could help me with a problem I can't seem to solve, its regarding a PC (oldish Compaq) that I have just been given from a relative and I have just bought some 1.0mb 3.5" floppy disks and when I try and save any typed documents that I have just created it says that it needs formatting, and do you want to do it now. So I chose yes to format and then it brough the question which capacity are the disks, well like I have already stated they are 1.0mb 3.5" floppy disks. It just wont let me save any work at all, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I AM DOING WRONG?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am pretty sure 1.0MB floppy disks are not standard. There are double-density 720KB disks, and high density 1.44MB disks, but I have never heard of 1MB disks. Sounds like something proprietary.
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I was just going to say the same thing.
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http://www.spacecentersystems.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/34_170/products_id/270105

Quick search on google showed this (I never even heard about 1.0MB disks....) However at the technical section it says "720Kb Native" So you might try formatting it as that?

I don't quite understand it though..maybe they're rounding it to 1Mb from 720Kb? But if you knew the manufacturer of the disk, maybe we could find more specific details.
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http://www.boise.co.nz/office_supplies/ ... 335190.htm


For sale...1.0mb disks. I think these are 720 AFTER the format. Remember that a 1.44 disk is 2.0 before formatting...

I would rec that you get 1.44 floppies, here in the US most places give them away after the rebates.

If you use the ones you have they more than likely need to be formatted to 720kb

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