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Write Protect Error Occurs After Program Is Run from Floppy Disk

This article was previously published under Q236944
SYMPTOMS
When you run a program from a write-protected floppy disk and then quit the program, you may receive the following error message:
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:.
If the floppy disk is not write-protected, the error message does not occur.
CAUSE
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.
RESOLUTION

Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To 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:
  • 152734how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To 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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
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.
Properties

Article ID: 236944 - Last Review: 06/11/2012 20:14:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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