We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Can't write to floppy

red10
red10 asked
on
Medium Priority
194 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
This machine won't write to floppy or when it does it writes bad data. It sometimes wants to format a performatted disk. After you try to format it you get a damaged disk or write protected error. It reads disks from other machines
 Have changed the drive, I/O card, and ribbon cable. Tried different slots on motherboard, added memory, upgraded video card, all to no avail.
 This pc is 100mhz pentium, Award bios, 48 meg, sb16, ati video, teac cd, Iomega zip drive(scsi), printer is an HP Office Jet 1150c. Win95 (non ors2), use nav,  main apps used are Office97 and Quick books Pro. I recently did a low level format and reinstalled everything from scratch. It seemed better but for a while but still is not right. 95 doesn't see any conflicts.
 
Comment
Watch Question

Author

Commented:
Edited text of question

Commented:
Perhaps this answer seems too stupid, but ¿don't have you confused drives A: & B: values at BIOS?; I mean, ¿is it possible you have a 3 1/2 drive, and BIOS setting (wrongly) specifies 5 1/4 parameters?

Commented:
> Have changed the drive, I/O card, and ribbon cable.

Have you changed the media,
i.e., purchased some new certified-for-1.44MB diskettes?
Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Author

Commented:
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but business took me out of town for a while.
This PC does have a flash bios. I will investigate further. Maybe I can re-flash the prom
or just buy a new one. Thanks for the suggestion.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.