"Disk Write Error..."

  mista 15:32 05 Jul 2003

This message has started to show itself whilst trying to back up to floppy:

"Disk Write Error"

Unable to write to disk in drive A.

Data or files may be lost.

Press any key to continue.

Any suggestions as to the cause/remedy?


  Steven135 15:35 05 Jul 2003

Could be just a dodgy floppy disk have you tried different ones?

  powerless 15:35 05 Jul 2003

Try a different disk.

Backing up to floppy well if you really want to do this make a few copies.

  mista 15:38 05 Jul 2003

Thanks guys but floppies used are "tried and tested".

  powerless 15:40 05 Jul 2003

OK then its the drive itself or maybe the cable.

Remove the drive from device manager and reboot Windows will detect it and try again.

Sounds like a failed floppy drive, or the cable. But i say the drive itself has failed.

  mista 16:36 05 Jul 2003

Powerhouse -

Did exactly as you suggested but problem still exists!

Looks like a "substitution" excercise is on the menu.

Thanks again.

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