Preformated 3.5" Diskette Became Raw?



Walt
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Hi-

I have a 3.5" Diskette that was preformatted before it became raw. The info
says that it's write protected. How do I remove its write protection and
make my diskette become preformated again?

Thanks in advance for all the help anyone can send.

-Oscar

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
With the clean diskette still in,try R.clicking the floppy icon in my
computer,
open,you may see files,if so delete one at a time,then close out,reformat
the diskette.

"Walt" wrote:

> Hi-
>
> I have a 3.5" Diskette that was preformatted before it became raw. The info
> says that it's write protected. How do I remove its write protection and
> make my diskette become preformated again?
>
> Thanks in advance for all the help anyone can send.
>
> -Oscar
>
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
How, prey tell, can you format a write protected disk?

How can you do anything but read a write protected disk?

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:33FE982D-EE69-439D-96DA-3D11A9207DC5@microsoft.com,
Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> hunted and pecked:
> With the clean diskette still in,try R.clicking the floppy icon in my
> computer,
> open,you may see files,if so delete one at a time,then close out,reformat
> the diskette.
>
> "Walt" wrote:
>
>> Hi-
>>
>> I have a 3.5" Diskette that was preformatted before it became raw. The
>> info says that it's write protected. How do I remove its write
>> protection and make my diskette become preformated again?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for all the help anyone can send.
>>
>> -Oscar

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Oscar,

Note the Write Protect tab in this picture.
http://www.computerhope.com/help/floppy.htm#02

On your disk, not the picture, slide the tab the other way. :-D

You may want to read the rest of the article.

Computer Floppy Disk Drive Help
http://www.computerhope.com/help/floppy.htm#support

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23$BnHDjYFHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Walt <shadydark@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi-
>
> I have a 3.5" Diskette that was preformatted before it became raw. The
> info says that it's write protected. How do I remove its write
> protection and make my diskette become preformated again?
>
> Thanks in advance for all the help anyone can send.
>
> -Oscar


Preformated 3.5" Diskette Became Raw?