My floppy drive started giving me error message "disk is write protected" when I tried to write diskettes--old or new, not write protected, and that worked fine in other omputers. Drive was far from new, not worth trying to have repaired, so I replaced it. New drive has same problem. Reads fine, but gives same error message when trying to write. I have booted bare bones, uninstalled drive, and my Windows 98 OS recognized the drive and reinstalled it on boot-up. I appreciate any helpyou can give.