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Table 6-3
Problem
Diskette drive cannot write to a
diskette.
Cannot format diskette.
A problem has occurred with a disk
transaction.
Diskette drive cannot read
a diskette.
Invalid system disk is
displayed.
Cannot boot to diskette
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Chapter 6 Diagnostics and troubleshooting
Diskette problems (continued)
Cause
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.
A diskette that does not contain
the system files needed to start
the workstation has been
inserted into the drive.
Diskette error has occurred.
Diskette is not bootable.
Diskette boot has been
disabled in Computer Setup.
Removable media boot has
been disabled in Computer
Setup.
Diskette MBR validation is
enabled.
Solution
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.
When drive activity stops, remove the diskette and press
the Spacebar. The workstation attempts to boot from the
next device in the boot order.
Restart the workstation by pressing the power button.
Replace with a bootable diskette.
Run the Computer Setup (F10) Utility and enable diskette
boot in Storage>Boot Order.
Run the Computer Setup (F10) Utility and enable
Removable Media Boot in Storage>Storage
Options.
Run the Computer Setup (F10) Utility and disable
Diskette MBR Validation in Storage>Storage
Options.
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