Floppy disk drive says write protected

  tulip 09:34 10 Oct 2006

My floppy disk drive says it is is write protected. How do I remove the protection.

  Smiler 09:53 10 Oct 2006

How do you get this information?

  961 09:58 10 Oct 2006

There should be a small slider button on a corner of the disk that turns write protection on and off

  Eric10 10:04 10 Oct 2006

When the slider is closing the hole then the disk can be written to and when it is open it is write protected.

  tulip 10:12 10 Oct 2006

The floppy disk is not write protected it is the drive itself that comes up with the message.

  Eric10 10:22 10 Oct 2006

When and under what circumstances does the message come up? You can't read from the drive unless there is a disk in it. A more detailed explanation of your problem would be helpful.

  Eric10 10:50 10 Oct 2006

Inside the mouth of the floppy drive there is a small switch that detects the state of the write protect tab on the disk. If you have used more than one disk and they are definately not write protected than it is most likely that this switch is faulty. With floppy drives only costing about a fiver the best option may be to just replace the drive.

  Smiler 10:57 10 Oct 2006

please explain under what circumstances this protection shows up

  tulip 17:58 10 Oct 2006

It shows up when trying to save anything to the floppy disk.

  Legolas 18:09 10 Oct 2006

You can only save to a floppy disk not to a floppy drive so I would think that it is the disk that is write protected or am I getting the wrong end of the stick here?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:41 10 Oct 2006

Some BIOS will let you write protect a drive HDDs and FDDs check there first.

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