pc disks and OS X
I am having problems with zips and floppies that are pc formated. Some times OS X (10.1.5 & 10.2.6) likes them and sometimes not. The floppies are for my digital camera that won't take mac floppies and the zips are for school work that goes back and forth between PC's and Mac's. The problem never seems to start in OS 9. It is always in OS X that the disk is working fine then strange things start happening. The drive starts to slow down when saving and then it becomes unresponsive all together. When I switch to OS 9 I can get my disk back but the information is corrupted. I try to make sure that the disk is always formatted by a Mac. But that doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions. I lost two floppies of family pictures and 1 large HTML project on a zip in the last two weeks. The floppies were formated under OS 9 and the Zip was fat 32 by a Windows XP machine. I had used both on multiple previous occasions.