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A 3.5" floppy disk that I need to use has a broken or jammed metal window slider
Explanation: You have data that you need on a 3.5" floppy disk that has a problem with the metal slider used to protect the data access window on the disk. The slider is stuck and won't move freely so the disk can't be used properly in the drive.
Diagnosis: The metal shutter or slider on 3.5" disks is moved into place using a small spring mounted within the disk. Usually problems related to the slider mean that this spring has fallen out or become misaligned.