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Old 08-07-2003, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Friends,

I work for computer labs and have been observing, on and off problem: A:/ not accessible in Windows XP. Infact if you insert a floppy in the A:/, it won't read the floppy and will just show a pop-up saying "Floppy not formatted; do you want to format it?"

I tested work-stations (computers) with different floppies and still face the same problem.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-07-2003, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on the situation. If you are in a network environment, the administrators may have a GPO that has them disabled for security reasons.

So, first thing I would do is ask an Admin if they have A: disabled.
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Old 08-09-2003, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If that's not the problem it could just be the drive's compatibility with XP
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some of the computers at our school have the same problem, it won't read or write floppy's and it keeps asking "do you want to format?"
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Old 08-11-2003, 05:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Compatibility issue with Windows XP Pro.

Our Admin has not disabled the A:/. I guess its compatibility issue, but what's the possible solution, keeping low cost in mind. I was wondering if there is any software that can be installed to fix this problem?

Any response will be highly appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2003, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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clean your floppy drives.
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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when you format a floppy at win95 you can't use it in winXP, That's always my problem,

it could be... :question:
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