Quick Format Results in No ID Address Mark Found

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After you perform a quick format on an unformatted floppy disk in Windows NT File Manager or MS-DOS Command Prompt, the following error message appears when you copy large files to the floppy disk:
No ID address mark was found on the floppy disk.


This is expected behavior. When you quick format an unformatted floppy disk, correct data structures are placed; however, no media test and verification of cluster usability are performed.


To resolve this behavior, perform the normal format on an unformatted floppy disk.


Article ID: 130627 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a

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