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Solving Diskette Problems - HP Z210 Maintenance And Service Manual

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Solving diskette problems

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Problem
Diskette drive light stays on.
Drive not found.
Diskette drive cannot write to a
diskette.
Cannot format diskette.
A problem has occurred with a disk
transaction.
Diskette drive cannot read
a diskette.
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Chapter 6 Diagnostics and troubleshooting
Diskette problems
Cause
Diskette is damaged.
Diskette is incorrectly inserted.
Files on the diskette are
damaged.
Drive cable is not properly
connected.
Cable is loose.
Removable drive is not seated
properly.
Diskette is not formatted.
Diskette is write-protected.
Writing to the wrong drive.
There is not enough space on
the diskette.
Diskette write-control is
enabled.
Diskette is damaged.
Invalid media reported.
The directory structure is bad,
or there is a problem with a
file.
Diskette is not formatted.
You are using the wrong
diskette type for the drive type.
You are reading the wrong
drive.
Diskette is damaged.
Solution
1.
Right-click Start, select Explore, and then select a
drive.
2.
Select File>Properties>Tools.
3.
Under Error-checking, select Check Now.
Remove and reinsert diskette.
Verify the program diskettes.
Reconnect the power cable and verify that all four pins
are connected.
Reseat the diskette drive data and power cables.
Reseat the drive.
Format the diskette.
Use another diskette or remove the write protection.
Verify the drive letter in the path statement.
Use another diskette.
Use the Computer Setup (F10) Utility to verify the storage
security feature disabled settings.
Replace the damaged disk.
When formatting a disk in MS-DOS, you might need to
specify diskette capacity.
For example, to format a 1.44-MB diskette, enter the
following command at the MS-DOS prompt: FORMAT
A: /F:1440
1.
Right-click Start, select Explore, and then select a
drive.
2.
Select File>Properties>Tools.
3.
Under Error-checking, select Check Now.
Format the diskette.
Verify the type of drive that you are using and use the
correct diskette type.
Verify the drive letter in the path statement.
Replace the diskette with a new one.
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