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Floppy Drive

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Peter, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    I have a problem with a friends laptop, when I try to save a document to the floppy drive I get a mesage saying location is write protected, there is probably a simple answer to this but I don't know it,
    I know it is not the disk as I have tried two and the tab is not on lock,:rolleyes:
     
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  2. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    just means that the previous user has blocked write access to protect whatever they had on it, try alt click,- general- and look at the bottom for two tick options, one should say read only. hth! :tongue
     
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  3. Peter

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    Thanks moominboy, where do I right click, sorry for being dumb
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I think he means:

    Double-click My Computer
    Right-click 3 1/2 Floppy: (A)
    Click Properties
    Click General tab

    Make sure a floppy diskette is already inserted. I assume that's the reason I can't find those options on the drives of the two computers I tried. I don't have a diskette handy.
     
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  5. Peter

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    I have done that but there are no options at the bottom.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Pete,

    Have you taken a look in device manager to make sure the floppy has no errors reported?
     
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  7. Peter

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    I have tried the same stuff on a file and the tick boxes are there, the problem I am having is there is nothing on the disks that I am trying to save to. and it still says location is write protected,
     
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  8. Peter

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    Hy Boyce,

    That was the first thing I checked, this one has got me beat
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Can you format the disk ?
     
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  10. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    my fault mate, i have the floppy shortcut on my desktop so i just said what i would do! :tongue
     
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  11. Peter

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    No probs M8, I will just have to get roud it another way.

    Thanks guys
     
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