Question about Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC
On a Win2K SP2 system: I'm unable to format any floppy disk:
Note: I'm able to read/write already formatted diskettes just fine.
C:\> format /q/x a:
The type of the file system is RAW.
the new file system is FAT.
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use.
The /X switch is supposed to dismount the drive first, in case any
process is using the drive.
What I've done already:
1. killed all backup software processes (3)
2. tried to kill all anti-virus processes (2 of 3 won't let me)
3. killed all processes (2) from some Kodak USB camera software
I didn't think that the camera software would cause any problem, but I
zapped all its processes anyway, just in case
Doing all of the above still does not fix the problem.
- the problem is difficult:
1. How do I determine which process is using the drive?
Thanks for any suggestions/help - will try to answer my own question
this week by trying to figure out what a Windows "file handle" is...
Is it an FCB (File Control Block)?
My training and terminology harken back to VAX/VMS and BSD4.x Unix.
Won't do anygood to bye new one Einstein !! Its not the floppy drive it your operating system or some program. Mine did the same thing and i switched floppies out and still did the same thing !!!
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
Floppy drives are,nt really worth giving yourself a headache over.
Why not try to purchase a new drive for about £5-£10 or get an external for not much more.
they read similar to a tape device, and if the heads are gone, it,ll always read faults.
Alternative, check the system with anti-virus software, to eliminate, the possibility of a virus trying to lock the drive Off.
Mike @ compurepair.
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
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