A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » General Hardware & Peripherals » Homebuilt PC's
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Problem,"Disk Write Protected"



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 12th 04, 11:54 AM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Problem,"Disk Write Protected"

I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?

  #2  
Old February 12th 04, 12:58 PM
Dave C.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


roys wrote in message ...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?


Sounds like a bad drive to me. -Dave


  #3  
Old February 12th 04, 01:06 PM
Roy Smith
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks Dave,
I thought so to, just wanted some confirmation from someone smarter than I
am - Roy
"Dave C." wrote in message
...

roys wrote in message ...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?


Sounds like a bad drive to me. -Dave





  #5  
Old February 13th 04, 12:02 AM
DaveW
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

You have a bad drive. It's not correctly reading the write-protect tab on
the disc.

--
DaveW



wrote in message
...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?



  #6  
Old February 13th 04, 03:18 AM
Roy Smith
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

As I said, the drive was tried with a number of different floppys and no
matter where the tab was open or closed, the drive says "disk write
protected" I agree that the drive has to be bad and I will send it back.
Thanks for all the input - Roy
"DaveW" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
You have a bad drive. It's not correctly reading the write-protect tab on
the disc.

--
DaveW



wrote in message
...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?






  #7  
Old February 13th 04, 06:13 AM
crucial
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

do you have any software running that would stop you from changing a
boot record...

Roy Smith wrote:

As I said, the drive was tried with a number of different floppys and no
matter where the tab was open or closed, the drive says "disk write
protected" I agree that the drive has to be bad and I will send it back.
Thanks for all the input - Roy
"DaveW" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...

You have a bad drive. It's not correctly reading the write-protect tab on
the disc.

--
DaveW



wrote in message
. ..

I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?







  #8  
Old February 13th 04, 06:17 AM
JAD
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

BIOS you have read /write turned off for the floppy


wrote in message ...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?



  #9  
Old February 14th 04, 03:44 AM
Roy Smith
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Dumb and dumber, that's me! JAD was right, it was turned off in the Bios. I
checked everything but the obvious, works fine now. Thanks JAD and everyone
else, can always depend on help (and a "wake-up call") here.
Roy
"JAD" wrote in message
ink.net...
BIOS you have read /write turned off for the floppy


wrote in message

...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?






  #10  
Old February 14th 04, 04:30 AM
JAD
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Been there done that,, ;^0 glad you got it...


"Roy Smith" wrote in message ...
Dumb and dumber, that's me! JAD was right, it was turned off in the Bios. I
checked everything but the obvious, works fine now. Thanks JAD and everyone
else, can always depend on help (and a "wake-up call") here.
Roy
"JAD" wrote in message
ink.net...
BIOS you have read /write turned off for the floppy


wrote in message

...
I have a strange problem with a new floppy drive I installed. It is a
Teac 3.5, 144MB and the cables are installed correctly. As a matter of
fact, the drive will read floppys, but when I try to format, or write
to a floppy I get a "disk write protected" error. It does this with
any brand of floppy with the "write protect" tab open or closed. Win
XP Device Mgr. tells me that the drive and controller are working
properly. Any one have any ideas?








 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harddisks: Seek, Read, Write, Read, Write, Slow ? Marc de Vries General 7 July 26th 04 02:57 AM
Flash card reader: write problem... KILOWATT General 7 June 1st 04 12:19 AM
Write protect error on HD Bill Wilson General 2 January 13th 04 12:27 AM
cd/rw drive:need one that will write cd text Tone General 0 September 27th 03 01:15 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.