Hi, and thanks in advance for trying to help. Yesterday I tried to save something onto floppy and it didn't work. I haven't used the drive for years, and the disks were just a few I had laying around - each of the discs failed in the same manner. I inserted a disk into my floppy drive then went to start > my computer, then right clicked a: and chose format. I got an error message : 'Disk error on track 0, head 0 Address mark not found' Same thing with all three disks. I found a clever looking bit of kit called Floppy Disk Formatter v3.1c (FFormat) which I downloaded and installed. I tried to use that to format my disks, and again all three disks failed in the same way. It gets to 50% successfully, then I get a message 'Trying to rebuild track 0', then eventually I get the message 'This disk could not be formatted: unrecoverable error on system area or uncompatible format mode'. I have searched google for answers but on this occassion it has come up very short. My PCs file system is NTFS, and from what I can see the floppies are FAT but I don't think that alone would cause the problem. As all 3 disks have repeated the same messages and errors, I am assuming it is not those at fault. Obvious choice would be needing to replace the drive, but I thought I'd try here first for ideas. I will also try the disks in someone else's PC later when I get the chance. It is worth noting that since I last used the floppy drive I have reformatted the HD. I didn't have a recovery disk, so used someone's XP Media Edition (mine was XP home standard) and then picked up the drivers I needed from the Hewlett-Packard website. Did I miss one that would cause this problem, or is there something I should be looking for? I hope I have included all the necessary information, and that someone will be able to help me out Thanks in advance.