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Posted on 2002-06-11
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Guys...

I am writing an application, where I have to check if a floppy disk drive is ready with a disk in it.
What is the method I should use?

I would consider any C/Java/Ada code snippets to see how this can be done.

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prain
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Under Win32:

Call 'GetVolumeInformation()' for the floppy drive

Under UN*X:

Call 'statfs()' for the respective mount point
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by:mblat
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That is code snippet:

bool IsFloppyInserted()
{
    UINT uOldStatus = SetErrorMode(SEM_FAILCRITICALERRORS);
     bool bStatus = false;
     
     /* Save current drive and directory. */
     int nCurdrive = _getdrive();        // Get current drive
     TCHAR buffer[_MAX_PATH];
     _tgetcwd(buffer, _MAX_PATH);

     /* If we can switch to the drive, it exists. */
     if(!_chdrive(1))
          bStatus = true;
     
     /* Restore original drive.*/
     _chdrive(nCurdrive);                // Restore OLD drive
     _tchdir(buffer);                      // Restore OLD directory
    SetErrorMode(uOldStatus);
     
     return bStatus;
}

Hope it helps...
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