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Can't write to floppy disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by websquad, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. websquad

    websquad Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2005
    I have a new Win/XP/Pro machine. Tonight for the first time I tried to write to a floppy disk. It failed, saying that the disk was write protected.

    I checked: it was not write protected.

    Took that same floppy to my old computer and had no problem writing to it. Or reading from it.

    So, on the new computer, I can read, but not write.

    Any ideas ??
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Have you tested with more than one floppy? If it happens for all of them, you might have a bad write protect sensor in the drive or pn #28 (/ Write protect) on the floppy cable input to the motherboard is getting shorted to ground somewhere.
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