JSI Tip 0801. Test If a Diskette drive is ready in a batch file.

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drvready.zip

If you need to test wether a Diskette drive is ready in a batch script, download Drvready.

The syntax is: Drvready \[<Drive:>\]

If no drive letter is specified, the A: drive is assumed.

Drvready.exe should be placed in your path. When executed, it returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if the drive is ready, ERRORLEVEL 1 if it is not ready, without causing a device not ready window to appear.

Sample usage:

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:ready
drvready.exe
goto mount%ERRORLEVEL%
:mount1
@echo Mount an empty formated diskette in drive A:. Press enter when ready.
pause
goto ready
:mount0
If not exist A:\*.* goto mt
@echo Diskette in drive A: is not empty, files exist.
goto mount1
:mt
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