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Write protect message when formatting a zip disk

by rchuttke / January 30, 2009 3:44 AM PST

Above says it all. I'm trying to format a 100M zip disk and I cannot remove the write protection. Is there a DOS-like command that does this? The environment is an IBM 4690 POS controller, very similar to a PC with an old version of DOS. No windows. No mouse. TIA.

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Don't know about zip-disks.
by Kees Bakker / January 30, 2009 3:50 AM PST

But good old diskettes had a physical write-protect switch. Very useful to prevent an accidental overwrite of data.
Are you sure zip-disks don't have such? It surely would make sense.


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No square
by rchuttke / January 30, 2009 3:57 AM PST

There's no "little square" that you can slide with your fingernail like on a 5 1/2 diskette. There IS a clear plastic window that I think one could cover with a sticker to create write protection but my disks aren't covered.

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by Kees Bakker / January 30, 2009 4:00 AM PST
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