Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 12:53 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The question that forms the title of this article has recently been posted on the Super User Q&A site for computer enthusiasts. At first I was shocked at how silly a question it was as everyone should know that, right? But then I started to think about it and realized anyone under a certain age probably has no clue."
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Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read
by Dr-ROX on Thu 13th Jan 2011 15:13 UTC
Dr-ROX
Member since:
2006-01-03

Just as I opened that article, I remembered the times, when you put that floppy with important data into drive and hear that "shk shk shk - bzzz bzzz - shk shk shk bzzz bzzzz" noise after that windows showed up read error message. Awesome times ;)

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RE: Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read
by peejay on Thu 13th Jan 2011 15:29 in reply to "Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read"
peejay Member since:
2005-06-29

You say that like it's a historic thing; my DVD drive did that to me just 2 days ago.

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RE[2]: Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read
by fx__ on Thu 13th Jan 2011 16:05 in reply to "RE: Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read"
fx__ Member since:
2006-03-31

You put a floppy with important data in your DVD drive? ;)

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

That's what happens when you cram a DVD into a floppy drive.

The pieces jam all the drive mechanisms.

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