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Write Protect Error Occurs After Program Is Run from Floppy Disk
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This article was previously published under Q236944
When you run a program from a write-protected floppy disk and then quit the program, you may receive the following error message:
If the floppy disk is not write-protected, the error message does not occur.
System - Write Protect Error
The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected.
Please remove the write protection from the volume in drive A:.
When a program is run from a floppy disk, Windows handles the program file like a modified page. After the program is quit, the modified page should be removed without file input/output (I/O). The problem occurs because Windows attempts to write the page to the floppy disk like a modified data page.
Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server EditionTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.
This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.