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By progfordummies ·
I am cleaning up old files on a Compaq laptop but I cannot access the A: drive. When I put a disk in, any disk..the message comes up saying the disk is not formatted, would you like to format now? I pop the disk into another laptop and it works fine. I went into the device manager Win98SE, and there are no conflicts. I went into the properties and checked off the box 'disable in this profile', at the suggestion of MS. I then rebooted but to no avail. I uninstalled the printer and then reinstalled using the 'add new hardware' option. It still does not want to read the disks, and sometimes it says that the disk is "locked by a device" and to unlock it. I checked the antivirus software to make sure it did not have the floppy restricted but no luck. When I look at the status of the drive it says 'this device is working fine.'...or something like that. Please help. Thanks.

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by dmiles In reply to Compaq laptop locked flop ...

Check the slot on the floppy slot on disk to see if in locked position,if not then the aligment is off which will cause this you can try using another machine and transfer the data by copying to another floppy

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by Ann777 In reply to Compaq laptop locked flop ...

Just because a software driver thinks the "device is working fine" does not mean that it is.

When the floppy works in another drive, you have basically confirmed that the floppy is fine.

Sounds like the heads are out of alignment and it is not recignizing the format on any floppy. If you want to ruin a floppy, format it in the drive and test it on another computer.

It's time to replace that drive.

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