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How to Format a Floppy Disk

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*        How to Format a Floppy Disk

 

Floppy disks are great idea for saving important information like picture is documents, books, notes and articles. First the new floppy disk has to be format so that it saves the information floppy your computer. Even if a pre-formatted flop is purchased you still might have to format it to work on other personal computes.                

 

 

 

 *   The steps to follow are the following:  

  • Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
  • Double-click My Computer icon.
  • Right-click the icon for the floppy disk drive, usually labeled 3 1/2 Floppy (A:).
  • Select Format from the menu that appears.
  • Click Start.  It should take several minutes for the computer to format the floppy disk.
  • Once the disk is formatted you can start saving your important files to the floppy disk.        

 

 

 

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 Before working on any floppy you have to format it. Given below are the steps for formatting a floppy. Arrange the given steps in correct way.

1. Click Start

2. Double-click My Computer icon

3. Select Format from the menu that appears

4. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive

5. Right-click the icon for the floppy disk drive

(A) 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4 -> 5                                

(B) 4 ->2 -> 5 -> 3 -> 1

(C) 5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1                                

(D) 2 -> 5 -> 3 -> 4 -> 1

(E) 3 -> 2 -> 5 -> 4 -> 1  

 

Answer: (B)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(B) In option (B) steps are arranged properly

Incorrect Options:

(A) In option (A) steps are arranged improperly.

(C) In option (C) steps are arranged improperly.

(D) In option (D) steps are arranged improperly.

(E) In option (E) steps are arranged improperly.      

 

 

 Given below is the information about floppy disk. Read and identify the correct statements.

1. A floppy disk is a data storage medium that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic shell.

2. After storing data in a floppy disk, you cannot format it.

3. Before hard disks became affordable, floppy disks were often used to store a computer's OS (Operating System), in addition to application software and data.

(A) 1 and 3                                                         

(B) Only 2

(C) 1 and 2                                                          

(D) All of these

(E) None of these  

 

Answer: (A)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(A) Statement 1 and 3 are correct about floppy disk.

Incorrect Options:

(B) Statement 2 is incorrect because you can format floppy even if data is stored in it. Therefore, option (B) is incorrect.

(C) Statement 1 is correct but statement 2 is incorrect. Therefore, option (C) is incorrect.

(D) All the given statements are not correct about floppy disk. Therefore, option (D) is incorrect.

(E) All the given statements are not incorrect about floppy disk. Therefore, option (E) is incorrect.  

 

 

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  • Windows has been designed by a company called Microsoft; hence it is also known as Microsoft Windows.  

 

 

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  • Double click: A double-click is the act of pressing a computer mouse button twice quickly without moving the mouse.
  • Cursor: A special symbol, usually a solid rectangle or a blinking underlines character that signifies where the next character will be displayed on the screen.
  • Exit: A termination command in many operating systems.
  • File:Acomputerfileisablockof information or resource for storing information, which is available to a computer program
  • Folder: A virtual container within a digital file system in which groups of computer files and other folders can be kept and organized.
  • Mouse Pointer: In graphical user interfaces, a mouse pointer is a small arrow  or other symbol on the display screen that moves as you move the mouse. You can select commands and options by positioning the tip of the arrow over the desired choice and clicking a mouse button.
  • Paint: A simple graphics painting program that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows.  

 

 

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  • Windows: An operating system which control s the execution of all types of programs.
  • Windows is an operating system that allows the user to issue commands by using the mouse.
  • Resources on Net:  http://www.wikipedia.org  

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