Quick Formatting Write-Protected Floppy Disks Allowed

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SYMPTOMS
When you perform a quick format (FORMAT <Drive>: /Q) on a write-protectedfloppy disk from the Windows NT Command Prompt (CMD.EXE), the followingmessage appears and requests the volume label for the floppy disk:

   Format complete.   Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?				


After you enter the volume label, the following error messages appear:
Cannot write boot sector. Cannot format. This media is write protected.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.5.We are researching this problem and will post new information here inthe Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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Article ID: 126711 - Last Review: 02/24/2014 08:19:13 - Revision: 3.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
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