I need help with Floppy disk

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All of my floppy disk is write protected. I found instructions on that and i did it both ways i moved the slide to cover the hole and i moved it the other way to uncover the hole. I still get write protected. So what i did i did this. I right clicked on my floppy disk and clicked format and i checked the Create MS-DOS start up disk and i get the following error. An unexpected I/O error has occured. When i just click format and quick format without going to create an MS-DOS startup disk i get this. The disk is write protected. What could be the problem with my floppy disks? I'm need my floppy disk to work before my download completes. Can someone help me out some time today?

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To make so the disk is not write protected you need to move the top right tab so that the hole is covered. If this still fails and you cannot format the disk, you probably have bad floppy disks and you need to go get new ones.
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It still failed. It always failed. I try to go get new ones on Monday
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yeah i never seen that before. not just because...

my guess is the batch of floppies. I once bought a 50 pack of cd-r's and
not 1 of them burned properly. They all failed at some point during the
burn. So I'm sure this is bound to happen sometimes.
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make sure they are 1.44 MB floppies and not the 2.88 or 120MB ls-120 disks. also if they are correct go into your bios for your mother board and make sure your floppy drive controller is set to 1.44MB not 2.88 or ls-120. this would cause that to happen.
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I just find out why i could not get my disks to format. When you go into the motherboard BISO. I had Removable Media Write disable. So i changed it to Enable. Make sure it's Enable. or else you are going to have the same problem i had.
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good catch gadget! glad to see you got it worked out
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it just seemed weird and alittle un reasonable that ALL the floppies were bad. :roll:
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true...

but I swear I had a entire stack of 50 cd-r's that died. My next stack
were perfectly normal. Oh well...
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Every now and then I get a floppy disk that refuses to work too, not sure if I had a bad pack or if my floppy drive is just too old. The one I have in my new computer actually came from my old computer haha. Anyway from time to time a floppy disk will refuse to work, as can neither write to it, or read it. I just get a nice error message.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
I just get a nice error message.

yeah one like this:

"Umm...excuse me but, your current floppy disk is not working. Could
you please take a moment to verify that it is indeed a good floppy disk,
and/or a new one? If it is not, please replace it with one that is in
working order? Thank you."

Make me want to smack it just reading that....
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Only I haven't got that setting in BIOS :(
My problem with a floppy is exactly the same, can you pleeease help me.
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