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Can't write to floppy

By jgtapp ·
My floppy drive started giving the error massage,"can not write to drive A, the disk is write-protected." I checked to make sure the write-protection tab on any floppy is not on, but I still get the same message. I even installed a different floppy drive and still got the same message. I need to rectify this problem ASAP. HELP!

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Can't write to floppy

by Ann777 In reply to Can't write to floppy

Can you read from the floppy? If you can read, but not write, then make sure that through the two upper corners, you should only be able to see out one corner. If you can see through both corners, then the write proctect tab is not working correctly. It should lock in either the open or closed position; to write you need it closed.

If all else fails, try the floppy in another drive that you know works with other floppies. The floppy itself may have gone bad.

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by jgtapp In reply to Can't write to floppy

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Can't write to floppy

by an_it_guy In reply to Can't write to floppy

Try changing the FDD cable.
See the FDD connector onboard, check to make sure that no pins on it are bend or broken.
Cheers.

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Can't write to floppy

by fenaikh In reply to Can't write to floppy

Hi

Was it working before ?.

The cause could be:

1. Try to read the flopy disk then try the disk on another system and see if you could raed and write to it.
1. Make sure that the device driver is compatible with your OS version.
2. Clean the floppy drive and the flopy.
3. Make sure that the disk is not write protected (Remove the disk from the drive. There is a tab on the disk that you must move. It is located on the back of the disk. If you can see through the hole in the disk, then the disk is write-protected. Slide the tab down so you can not see through the hole. Now you can write to the disk.), then try to format the floppy.
Sometimes a disk created on one system cannot be read on another system, and vice versa. This may be due to the fact that the FDD head is slightly out of alignment on one system.
4. Go to device manager and see if there is a problem with FDD controller
5. Check your BIOS setup and make sure the onboard FDD controller is enabled.
6. Check the FDD power connector and cable. Make sure both are connected properly and that the red stripe in the data cable is hooked to pin 1 in both sides.If the FDD LED is always on, then you may have reversed the FDD cable. Try reversing the FDD cable and see if that fixes the problem.
7. Have you added any device or a card that may cause a conflict with the floppy controller, then disable it and check if you still have the same conflict with the FDD controller.


Good luck

Mohamed

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Can't write to floppy

by stuart_at_oz In reply to Can't write to floppy

Worth checking your BIOS to see if the FDD is set to read-only in the BIOS.....
Stu

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by hhp_it In reply to Can't write to floppy

the procedure of the drive accesing a floppy is as follows:
1:there is a combination of LED and light sensing mechanism in the drive where the floppy's read/write notch sits.if there is some problem with the Led/sensor pair ,there may arise a conflict that the drive won.t be able to write to the disk.

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