Fdd (yep they still come in handy)

By Milhouse
Mar 21, 2005
  1. hi all,
    windows or dos wont let me write to a floppy. i dont understand it just says "the disc is write-protected" and it wont copy to it. the disc isnt write protected, with the tabd on the floppy in the right position, i can put it in my other comp and it works. anyone no how i can fix it.
    it reads and boots my ME floppy but cant write to any disc.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe a faulty floppy cable or drive both of which are very cheap to replace.

    Have you checked in device manager for problems?

    Can you try your floppy drive in another system?

    Regards Howard :)
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Also, check in your BIOS (press the Del key or F1 at bootup) that the floppy is allowed to Read AND Write.
  4. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    You know that little switch thingy on a Floppy Disk, make suer thats not set to protected, i know some pretty dumb ppl that had that problem. :grinthumb
  5. Milhouse

    Milhouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    cant fix it

    i got a brand new fdd, $10 bux including the data and power cable, but still no good. i cheked the new fdd in my other comp it works fine but not in the computer i need it in. i looked in the bios and the settings look good to me but ill have another look.
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I suggest that you remove the floppy drive from your machine and put it in the bin. Man, they were so lame. I am glad they are going finally now, it seems. You can boot from CDs and you can use USB keys for portable storage. I hate floppies, they ALWAYS go bad when you least need them to.
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