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

SYMPTOMS
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
CAUSE
This problem can occur when a floppy disk is not low-level formatted.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, change the allocation unit size from 512 bytes to Default allocation size.
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Article ID: 982143 - Last Review: 03/30/2010 09:35:39 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate

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