1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Not another floppy problem!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blueberry, Sep 25, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. blueberry

    blueberry Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    19
    Here's another floppy wierdo, hope somebody can suggest an answer. Can't format any floppy disk, can actually read several but not all. Message tells me each time the disk is write-protected. Have moved the tab, put it in the right way etc.

    Background - following an attack of Seeker worm went ahead with formatting the C: drive and reinstalling Windows 98SE. The floppy was working the night before.

    Also put in a new D: drive.

    The friend helping fiddled with BIOS but everything else works OK.

    Tried putting in a different floppy drive which froze the computer. Put the original back in and again, everything else works fine.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Lurker1

    Lurker1

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,992
    It could be the drive going bad. Can you try the floppy drive out in a different computer also try testing the second floppy out in a different computer.
     
  3. blueberry

    blueberry Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    19
    SOLVED
    The problem was in BIOS where there is a facility for enabling write protect. Once this was disabled everything works fine.

    Thanks to Lurker1 for the suggestion.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/167299

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice