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Old 01-13-2004, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unable to use my 3.5 floopy drive

I am unable to use my 3.5 floopy drive. Regardless of whether I put a brand new or old floppy ( i must have 40 of them) in the drive I get the error message "Cannot copy ....(files name). The disc is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disc." I can't even format the floppys. The tabs on the floppys I'm using are in the proper place and when I use these floppys on someone elses computer they work fine. The drive does read the floopys and extract data when asked.


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Old 01-13-2004, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i know when i tryed using a compaq floppy in my new custom built pc it wouldnt detect it, kuz 1 of the pins was different on the compaq drive, they did this on perpose so that you cant use there parts.

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Old 01-13-2004, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, my drive is spanking brand new...never used. If I could I would prefer to not to ever use it. Instead I would like to configure my cd drive to be the replacement but I dont know how. I only bought it because many programs look for the A: drive to load softwear. if anyone can tell me how to make the cd drive assume that role it would be deeply appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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JUst disable the floppy disk controller in the bios .. n' it doesn't really matter if a prog looks for the floppy drive .. just browse n' select ur cdrive . That's it
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