Unable to write to floppy discs

  bpzoom 17:17 28 Feb 06

Windows XP Home SP2. Unable to write to any floppy disc in Drive A. Message says discs are write protected which they are not. Cannot find any setting to alter to enable writing to the drive if there is such a setting. Device Manager does not show any problem.The drive's age is from year 2001. Any advice appreciated.

  Smiler 17:20 28 Feb 06

Seems that the drive is defective. Buy a new one only about a fiver from a computer fair. bit more from PC World.

  bpzoom 17:22 28 Feb 06

Thank you Smiler, I half guessed that might be the answer. OK I will do that.

  Curio 19:49 28 Feb 06

for a new Floppy Drive, check that the switch in the corner of the floppy you are using has not been accidentally moved. It should be towards the main body of the disk.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:19 28 Feb 06

CAn also occur with a faulty cable

  bpzoom 21:05 01 Mar 06

Someone on Ebay has benefited as I have bought a new drive, so thanks anyway to those who helped.

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