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digitalmars.empire - Copying from a floppy

reply 76Ag <bluesheart sbcglobal.net> writes:
I have located my original Empire Wargame of the Century floppy
and Command Manual.  I want to load the game on my gaming PC but
I'm having trouble with it.

My gaming PC runs the Windows 7 64 bit OS.  I purchased an
external USB 3.5" floppy drive to use for my old games.  When I
try to copy the floppy to a directory in my PC I get a message
that says the disk is not readable.  If I download DOSBox will it
allow me to copy the floppy?  I suspect the the command prompt
will not read the floppy because it is not really DOS but Windows
7.

Can anyone give me some guidance?
Jun 30 2012
parent "Richard Davis" <rhikdaviszzz hotmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 30 June 2012 at 17:25:03 UTC, 76Ag wrote:
 I have located my original Empire Wargame of the Century floppy
 and Command Manual.  I want to load the game on my gaming PC but
 I'm having trouble with it.

 My gaming PC runs the Windows 7 64 bit OS.  I purchased an
 external USB 3.5" floppy drive to use for my old games.  When I
 try to copy the floppy to a directory in my PC I get a message
 that says the disk is not readable.  If I download DOSBox will 
 it
 allow me to copy the floppy?  I suspect the the command prompt
 will not read the floppy because it is not really DOS but 
 Windows
 7.

 Can anyone give me some guidance?

The disk media very well may be deteriorated over time.....will the drive read the disk at all..?
Jan 30 2014