The Bridgeport's floppy drive has become almost unusable. Well, I guess it could also be the floppy drive on the Dell PC could be bad. Either way, transferring files between the Bridgeport and the Dell is almost impossible.
I've tried multiple different floppies. Formatted floppies on the Dell / formatted floppies on the Bridgeport and always have files that fail. The failure happens on the Dell while reading the files back. The Bridgeport always seems happy, in that, no errors are reported when coping files onto a floppy.
Maybe a solution is to use Kermit (an old MS-DOS serial xfer program). There is a nice serial port mounted on the side of the machine. Problem is, can't copy Kermit onto the Bridgeport without a working floppy! Kermit is 100+ files that take up 1.4 meg of space. Note, the Kermit zip file is only 600k but there is no unzip on the Bridgeport.