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#1 purplasage

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:36 AM

I am trying to create an xp boot disc to floppy using one of your links, but every time I put floppy in and try to save it says Write protected disc, even when the lock is off, all my old floppies wouldn't work so I bought a new pack of formatted discs 3M Imation High density DS, HD diskettes and it says the same for every single one.

Help please!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

Could be a bad floppy drive
What are you wanting to do and which tutorial are you reading?
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

Could be a bad floppy drive
What are you wanting to do and which tutorial are you reading?


Hi thanks for your response,

I want to change the hard drive and would like to install my xp os onto it I thought that I could copy the os as I have no disc and install onto new hard drive.
This is the tutorial..

[topic="How to create a floppy boot disc in windows."]http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-floppy-boot-disk-in-windows/#make[/topic]

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

That will not work
When you purchase your drive, go to the support site of the manufacturer and in their download section there should be a utility to help you achieve this
You can burn it to a CD or download to a thumb drive, if your motherboard has the option to boot to USB
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