COULD INP(?) BE USED TO CHECK DISKETTE STATUS?

Is there a way to check on a diskettes
write protect status and presence in a
drive by using an INP(??) instruction,
without actually spinning up the drive.

Would it be possible to confirm a disk
was present, had been removed and then
been replaced again.

I do not need to check for a different
diskette, only for presence or absence
and write protect status.

Will the I/O port address location vary
or be the same, for different computers.


Thankyou.

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  • : Is there a way to check on a diskettes
    : write protect status and presence in a
    : drive by using an INP(??) instruction,
    : without actually spinning up the drive.
    :
    : Would it be possible to confirm a disk
    : was present, had been removed and then
    : been replaced again.
    :
    : I do not need to check for a different
    : diskette, only for presence or absence
    : and write protect status.
    :
    : Will the I/O port address location vary
    : or be the same, for different computers.
    :
    :
    : Thankyou.
    :
    newer OSes or antiviruses may complain. but of course!!


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