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blueberry

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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?
 
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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.
 

blueberry

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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.
 
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