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    When I have no other applications running, and using DOS in administrator mode, I have tried to diskcopy my a: disk.
    However, I get an error messsage saying:

    Cannot lock current drive.

    Under DOS how does one lock or unlock a disk drive ??

    Thanks for any help... Theodore

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    If you are still using a 3.5 inch floppy drive then the disks can be locked or unlocked by manually sliding a small plastic square slider in one of the corners of the floppy. When you can see through the hole the floppy is locked.

    I don't know how to lock a floppy disk by typing commands in DOS so I can't help you if you have already put the disk inside the computer.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Try this.
    Code:
    c:
    diskcopy a: b:
    BTW, why are you copying floppy disks?

    cheers, Paul

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