Enabling floppy disk access in Windows XP's Recovery Console
Don't let Windows XP's "Access Denied" error message deter you from copying a file from the hard disk to a floppy disk. Greg Shultz fills you in on a workaround that allows you to enable write access to a floppy disk from within Recovery Console.
Have you ever been on a troubleshooting expedition in Windows XP's Recovery Console and wanted to copy a file from the hard disk to a floppy disk? Is so, then you've encountered the "Access Denied" error message, which informs you that by default Recovery Console doesn't allow write access to removable media such as a floppy disk. However, there's a workaround that will allow you to enable write access to floppy disk from within Recovery Console.
Follow these steps to enable floppy disk access in Recovery Console:
set allowremovablemedia = true
Note: Floppy disk access is disabled by default for security reasons and removing this restriction can be considered a breach of operating system security. As such, you may want to reverse this change at a later date.