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BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected.

Q: BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected.

At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
...to format with windows
..remove with diskmgmt
... remove with diskpart
... repair-bde
... manage-bde
... ubuntu live cd
... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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Preferred Solution: BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.

How can a format my USB drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with encrypting my drive by activating bitlocker. At 30% of encryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...

    ... To format with windows

   .. Remove with <gs class="GINGER_SOFTWARE_mark" ginger_software_uiphraseguid="f0c0fe56-0eaa-476b-8658-82a64c8e3dd7" id="735ef341-06b9-4a56-bc33-e86c7c034b2d">diskmgmt</gs>

   ... Remove with <gs class="GINGER_SOFTWARE_mark" ginger_software_uiphraseguid="cdb49126-51e9-4ac9-a88a-5db575ef5d2d" id="88265fce-0239-435e-8b74-482278fd5914">diskpart</gs>

   ... Repair-Bde

   ... Manage-bed

   ... Ubuntu live CD

   ... Mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

Nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned, I don't need to recover my data. With that tool, I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.

How can I break the write-protection mode to f... Read more

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bit locker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion
i have 2tb segate hd i have stoped  encryption on 94% and shut-down pc now im getting this message 'bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion' while unlocking hd what to do? i will get my data?........please
help me

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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-7/ee523219(v=ws.10)<o:p></o:p>
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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Hello,
I tried to encrypt my external drive using BitLocker, but during the encryption, the usb was disconnected and
the encryption could not finished to perform. When I reconnected the drive, I could no more access the data. A pop up message saying that the "Encryption has been paused" is now on and can't resume nor access my data: please what to do?
Regards,
Filsdelhomme

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Into another troule.
I wanted to encrypt my Western Digital Portable 500 GB HDD so my data would be safe.
I turned on the Bitlocker for this hard disk and set the password.
After that it started Encrypting..

I knew that it will take a long time so i went to university for lecture.
When i came back the encryption dialouge was stuck at 12.4 %.
[Snap Attached]

I kept waiting for some time but it wasn't working i pulled out the cable and inserted again...

I inserted the key and it unlocked with autorun dialogue and Encrypting Dialogue. [Snap Attached]


Clicking on *Continue without Scanning* brings the my computer windows and it starts searching but doesn't open the harddisk.

All this happens everytime i plug back, i have lost access to my all data thats stored on that harddisk... In my system there iz only 80GB Sata Hard containing OS.


I have tried one thing.
chkdsk /r it worked for a while but on 4th stage it stopped.

Please Can you Guys help me ? i want it to complete the encryption or decrypt whatever it has encrypted or damaged :(

Please Help ME :'(

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I have tried to unlock my usb stick and this message appears
 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected. 
 
I have tried to download the Bitlocker Drive repair tool and it won't let me saying This update is not applicable to your computer. 
 
I feel just sick that I cannot open my usb I really need some help. 

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption failed

what computer are you now on when trying to unlock drive?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a 1.5 GHz Pentium M processor, 2 GB RAM and Windows XP/Pro SP 2, InDesign CS3 (v. 5.0.1), and Word 2002 SP 3.

Problem description:

a) I have tried converting InDesign documents and Word documents with long hyperlinks to PDF. I have documents with some hyperlinks that are very long and require more than one line. The hyperlinks that I create in InDesign or Word that require more than one line look OK after conversion to PDF (using the Export command in InDesign), but, if I hover the mouse over the link in the PDF, all the characters in the URL on the second line are missing, and the link doesn’t work. I first discovered this using Acrobat Professional 7. Yesterday I downloaded a trial version of Acrobat Professional 8 (8.1.0), and I still have the problem.

Yes, I know I can create a hyperlink character style in InDesign with the “no break” feature enabled. However, that can result in appearance and text flow problems.

b) Furthermore, I tried to convert a Word document with a long hyperlink to PDF (using the Word Print command), and the same problem occurs.

To make matters worse, when I try to convert any Word document to PDF using the “Adobe PDF/Convert to Adobe PDF” menu item, I get this message:

“The Acrobat PDFMaker server could not be loaded. Do you want to run the installer in repair mode?”

I tried the repair mode. Then I tried it again from the Add/Remove Programs option in Control Panel. That did not solve either problem. R... Read more

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Hi guys. Can anyone point me to where I can find a method to convert from a C++ CTime object to a SQL DATETIME field and back in C++ ado.net managed code? I've dredged everywhere for almost a full day and can find nothing on it.

Unfortunately the help offered for many areas of C++ by M$ is becoming painfully thin and new processes to me seem to be becoming harder to find out about.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Conversion between C++ CTime to SQL DATETIME conversion

It's ok now, I solved it myself. It turned out to be remarkably easy (once you know). CString is recognised intrinsically.

CString myString;
...
System::String^ strS = gcnew System::String(myString);
 

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When Excite.com when belly up and cut off the AT&T @home broadband customers, AT&T converted to a new server - the attbi.com address. However since that happened we have noticed significant slowdown in bringing up the dialog boxes when retrieving e-mails in the in-boxes or even when clicking on New Mail (i.e. trying to create a new e-mail). Anyone else experiencing this?
 

A:[email protected] conversion to attbi.com slowing down e-mail?

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I was converting an external USB hard drive from FAT32 to NTFS. I had initiated the conversion through the command line interface to start after the next boot. During boot, I only saw a blank screen so I turned off the computer, unplugged the USB drive and restarted hoping that I could start over or just forget it. Now that USB hard drive is inaccessible. Is there any fix??
 

A:NTFS conversion failed

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My computer is running windows 7. It have 5 partition: C (windows), D, E, F, I. D: and F: partition is encrypted with bitlocker. I tried to shrink D for 2GB free volume wih diskmgmt in windows 7. After that, F: drive disappear on windows but It still appear on diskmgmt as unlocated partition. I tried to used Active recovery partition but It cannot solve the problem. Please tell me how?
Many thanks,

A:How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Hello John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to help us better understand what options you may have?

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If "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker" is enabled, how can Antivirus delete/clean infected USB drive that is not encrpyted?
Seems that antivirus only can detect, but cant action.
Any advise?

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Ok long title but here's a rundown of the problem:

My friend was formatting his XP machine to install a clean Win7.
I went ahead and backed up his stuff on XP via EASEUS To-Do Backup utility onto a laptop HDD USB enclosure.
We installed Win7 on his machine.
We plugged in the USB Enclosure with the backed up data.
We then went into the EASEUS program and mounted the image file.
We went to access his User folder in Documents and Settings and got the error:
So I clicked Continue and then got the error:
So I went into the Security tab to add the current Username I was logged into as being able to access the folder and then I received this error:

There is no switch on the laptop HDD or USB enclosure to write protect it so I don't know why it's giving me this error. If anyone knows please help me out, thanks in advance!
 

A:Media Write Protected Error Accessing Mounted Drive via EASEUS Backup in Win7

Probably giving you that clear-as-mud message because you don't have permission to change the permissions.

Try Take Ownership.
 

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Installing MBAM with SCCM 2007. Normally works fine. On one workstation however...
On SCCM it fails. Without details.
When trying to run C:\Program Files\Microsoft\MDOP MBAM\MBAMClientUI.exe manually the error comes up. "BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. BitLocker will close now. Contact the help desk of your company if you need additional help.
Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete."

Any ideas?

A:BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete.

ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8004100e):
Invalid namespace

Figured it out...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756402

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked. So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what Windows XP software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software.

Because I'm a newbie to video conversion, I get lost easily. I may know my way around some software types, but have no idea with these ones! If there's a "dummy's step by step guide to converting wmv to mpg" it'd make things a lot more simple. Think of me as your traditional blonde at the computer.

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!

GirlBunny
 

A:Media conversion software?

welp - nero is good for newbies -
nero vision will convert many different file types
 

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked :( So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help :)

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software :)

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!

GirlBunny

A:Media conversion software?

Hi GirlBunny, welcome to TSF..

AVS Video Tools is pretty good:
http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/index.aspx

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First, let me say I was an idiot for even thinking I should attempt this, given my computer skills. (Edited for clarity of the past tense, ...what I did, rather than the attempt to fix it now.)

I had a pdf file that I wanted to be able to use and print, rather than have to fill it out by hand. (It was a form for my bio lab subjects, needed for final submission.) I found a (free) conversion tool online, and ran the file through it. It didn't turn out a functional word document, but rather a bunch of "gibberish". So, I took the time to recreate the overall pdf page using word tools, and used it instead.

Sometime later, I went to open a file that I had on my laptop, and realized that I had the same gibberish that I was presented with in that conversion attempt. After perusing my files, I realized that I no longer had any pdf icons in my files, but rather a "modified" looking word icon, which I figured was in place in any location that had originally housed a pdf file. Of course, now they are all useless to me. It also appears that I can't download pdf files anymore without it trying to convert them in the same format.

Can anyone tell me what I can do about this? I tried to go through system restore, and unless I just didn't go back far enough, it didn't work. So I thought that I should ask for advice before I try to do anything else.

ETA, I am using the 2010 office suite with Windows 7

A:PDF to word conversion (failed) converted all computer files (?)

Can you right click one of these files and select "Open with?" If you can, select your PDF viewer (Adobe,Foxit, Nitro, or whatever it is) and see if it opens the file correctly. Since this problem affects all your PDF files, it almost seems like the file association for PDFs has been somehow changed.

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Hi,

I have a table that has three fields and all of the fields are varchar fields.  I've just tried to add a new row to the table and one of the fields is giving me the following error message;
Error Message: Conversion failed when converting the varchar value 'iw' to data type int.

Like I said, all of the fields are varchar fields so I shouldn't be getting this message.  I also have the same value in the same field on different rows which have been entered without issue.

Suggestions would be appreciated :)

A:Conversion failed when converting the varchar value to data type int

Is there a trigger on the table?

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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I have a media file that started out as an MP1 (MPG) file that's 45MB. It contains a 3-1/2 minute TV news story that I want to put on my web site in a secure section for a few business associates to see. (I had a VHS cassette sent to me, and then had a local shop convert it to the MPG file.)

My web host is a major jerk. (Suggestions on where to go for web hosting are welcome. EarthLink is my ISP if that helps.) He converted the MPG file to a 4MB RM (Real Media) file. The quality loss was significant but not intolerable. Then, so it downloads relatively quickly for dial-up users, he broke it into seven smaller RM files that are somehow strung together by a RAM file. However, the result leaves much to be desired in that there's not only a pause between segments but the progress bar starts from scratch for each segment -- there's no way to go to various places in the whole file. Not what I want to show my business associates! I also don't know if it's advisable to limit everyone to having to use Real Player to view it.

Is there a preferred way to go about this? (ASX just caught my attention, but I don't know enough about it, or about any of this.)

Also, is there any chance I can download a low-cost (or free) file format converter to do this myself?

Note that it's meaningless to ask my web host to do anything more. In fact, when I told him someone I know had a similar sized media file put on their web site in a way that the html page plays i... Read more

A:Media file format/conversion

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Hi folks, I'm new here. I am trying to Sync a flash drive to my WMP. several of these songs won't tranfer over. WMP says next to the title" Conversion Required" It does Not convert. These songs are mainly Mp3's and WMP. Why can't I transfer these songs. Is it a settings on my media player? Or do I need some conversion program. Thank, Harold.
 

A:Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Forum rules preclude discussions of P2P. I am sure this wil be closed.
 

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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Hi,

I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,
 

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I am sick of the file size limitations on my external drive. So I decided I would convert it to NTFS, however, when I run the command lines a message pops upROBLEM:cannot run because this volume is in use by another process. Convert may run if this volume is dismounted first. All open handles to this volume would then be invalid. What does this mean? Will it ruin my drive if I go through with it?Or can the invalid handles be repaired?What is an open handle?
 

A:NTFS External drive conversion

It means some program is using the drive. It may be because you have a folder open on that drive, or if you installed a defragger, it may be monitoring the drive.

In any case, if you have no program that you know of that is using the drive, then you may as well terminate all handles to it if the application offers. Otherwise, you can do it with chkdsk /x.
 

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Hi Guys,

May I request your kind assistance or help to recover my deleted/lost partition. I have a lot of important files like documents and pictures that I need to recover . Please help me guys.

Please see the screenshot before the converstion happened.

Kind regards,
Donald

A:Lost partition drive after conversion of MBR to GPT.

Welcome to the forum can you explain what you have done and how you did it and we're we are at now

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Hi can someone please help with a bit of advice.

I am looking to Change my hard drive foe IDE to sata cone someone please point me in the right direction with some step by step instructions.

I know i will need a sata cable but do i need a special power cable as well or will the normal power cable fit

Thanks
 

A:Sata Hard Drive Conversion

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I just got my Lenovo X200 (without ultra base and I don't have a USB DVD drive)

The unit came with three recovery discs to upgrade (or downgrade depending on your views of Vista)

-Disc 1 : Start Recovery Disc
-Disc 2: Operating System Recovery Disc (Vista Business SP 1)
-Disc 3: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc

I would like to use the 3 disc "recovery disc set" to roll over the pre-installed XP to Vista Business. How can I accomplish this without having to purchase a DVD drive? This will be pretty much the last time I will ever use one.

Anyways. I was hoping there would be a way to do it via my 160GB external hard drive OR some how sharing the CD/DVD drive on my old laptop over my "wireless network"??????

SO FAR---I partitioned my USB HDD into 3 and directly copied all the files on each respective disc into its respective partition. (no extra folders or anything, just as they were on the DVD. I then changed the BIOS priorities to boot from the USB HDD (it WAS recognized). However, once the boot proceeded I received "NTLDR is missing."

I hope there is a way!! I really don't want to buy a CD/DVD drive!!


Can anyone help me solve this problem?

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It is on a computer running XP SP3. Now, it shows up in ?My Computer? but with no statistics and I cannot open it. The drive does not show up in Windows Disk Management. I have gone thru the Seagate website's ?External Drive Trouble Shooter for WinDOWS xp/2000? as well as contacting Seagate Support with no success. I have tried Windows Format, DOS Format, Seatools for Windows, HD LFF Low Level Format, testdisk_win, and Disk Wizard with no success. The drive showed up but they all reported failure in testing and/or accessing the disk. Seatools for DOS sounds like it would do the trick but it didnotrecognizeeitherofmyexternaldrives, theotheroneofwhichisworking.Can anyone recommend a fix? Seems to me that it is a software problem, not a hardware problem, so there should be a software solution. I have very limited funds and can't afford to replace the drive right now. It is used as a backup drive so loss of the data on the drive is not an issue. I'll just run another backup when the drive is restored to health. My boot drive is not backed up on this drive, so that is not a problem.
 

A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
 

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Newbie to the Windows 10 world.

I just purchased a 6 TB drive, plugged it into my Windows 7 computer, and it worked fine for a system backup using Macrium prior to the Windows 10 conversion. Now am converted to Windows 10, and reading that I need the large drives converted to GPT from MBR.

I have found reference to the AOMEI Partition Assistant to make this conversion on the data drive, but the C drive is a different animal.

My understanding is that GPT is necessary for the large data drive, and only necessary for the GPT on the C drive if I migrate to UEFI.

I have two questions:
Is it necessary to have the 6 TB drive formatted in GPT, or does it solve any capacity issues I may have with MBR?
To convert the C drive to GPT, what are the steps I need to take to make this work? Make a Macrium backup and rescue disk, save an image file, reformat C drive, and then reload the image onto C drive, now in GPT format?

Would reloading an image onto a differently formatted C drive actually work? Or am I making this too complicated?

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External 2.5" Seagate Momentus 320Gb HDD.

Recieved from my father-in-law, he says it doesn't work. So I take it and there is no power at all. I take it apart and replace the USB connector and I receive power. However, trying to initialize the disk in computer management windows 7 says "the media is write protected". Computer management labels it as a "CD-ROM", now I don't know if this might be an issue, or it just does that until the disk is initialized. I tried diskpart and modifying 'writeprotect' in the registry but neither worked.

I also loaded up Win XP x64 to try it there, but I received pretty much the same results.

Thanks

Caspersim

A:The media is write-protected

Under Windows 7, launch the registry editor (press Windows Logo + R, type regedit, then press Enter). Navigate then to this registry path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePoliciesRight click on writeprotect and select modify. Set the value data to 0, then click OK. Do the same with ControlSet001 and ControlSet002. Close the registry editor and restart your system. Try then to access your external storage device.

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when trying to transfer a file from laptop to desktop external drive. i get the message that the media is write protected, this seems odd as i write to it quite often,
when i access the laptop via the homegroup and copy and paste to the external, it copies fine ,so i am perplexed as to how to remove the write protection ,ive had a look in security in the properties on the external but they look fine and all the permissions seem to be set correctly. any ideas.
its a real pain as the most space is on the external and i want to empty up the laptop

A:The media is write protected.

How are you transferring the file?

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Okay so, i'm getting a write protected error on my D: drive and it's becoming quite annoying. I know theres something you gotta do in Command prompt, but I think I'm making mistakes in it.

Anyone help with that? how do you remove the write-protection?

A:Media is write-protected

Can anyone PLEASE help me? Somehow my files became "write protected" I was able to in the pass hook up my portable HD and drag and drop files with no problem, I go today to do the same thing.. and bam I get the pop that the file is protected and to remove it and try again.. I am lost. For 5 hrs I have googled and tried everything. I am on Vista, and use an usb cord to transfer to my ext hard-drive with ease, same as I do with my black berry just a simple drag and drop never had this problem, dont know why today.
Someone/anyone know how to turn it off?
Please and THANK you in advanced!
Leis

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Dear All:
I have Sony Vaio cr410e with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit installed
I have external hard Western Digital WD 1 T.B
my problem is that my hard was working properly and suddenly my windows is unable to detect it when I connect it, I can see the icon of usb device in the task bar but I can not see my hard partitions in My computer. I tried to check it in computer management section I could see it there but it says that it is unallocated and when I press right click all options are inactive except for properties and help.
I tried to update the driver and it says that I have the latest version installed.
also I tried to make it offline under the computer management section I got the message that "the media is write protected".
I need your urgent help cause I have important data that is crucial for my job and my whole life.
waiting your response ASAP

A:Media is Write Protected

i hate external drives that require software to run. unless its only drivers you updated.

now if it were a desktop id suggest taking the HDD out and sticking it in your pc.. but thats an issue here.

If you have another computer to try it on then i suggest trying that. When ever ive had the old "write protected" issue its normally only been with flash drives and its because they are duff.

Also as an after thought, a system restore to a date when it worked may pay off, but its probably a long shot

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I am trying to send a fax with Win 7 and it can't send. I get the error "media is write protected". I can't find what is write protected. It may be a security setting but I have failed to find it. Any Ideas?

A:Media Write Protected

Well the obvious steps for file access come to mind.
Take ownership of source file.
Check that it's not set to read only.

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Hi,

I know this is a well discussed topic,but i have been searching for an answer and trying out solutions(in vain) for almost 2hrs.

The problem is that i cant install Windows8,since i have a dynamic drive...
but i cant covert it into basic...
usually everyone has their main disk marked as basic,but mines marked as dynamic..ive attached the image..(x.jpg)
so i downloaded the minitool software ...now my doubt is should i click the convert to basic as shown in fig (v.jpg)? but doesnt doing so delete my windows 7 file or do some damage to the files existing? creating a backup is a viable option,but im just not sure of this whole procedure...

pls help..

A:Windows 8 Dynamic-Basic Drive Conversion Problem

Yes it will delete all partitions and data on the drive. Back up first, some more info here, Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

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*******NO COMBO FIX LOG IS ATTACHED***********First, thank you for what you people do here. I suddenly began receiving the error "Windows - Delayed Write Failed. (Failed to save all the components for the file \System32\0000390c. The file is corrupted or unreadable. This error may be caused by a PC hardware problem)In addition, my desktop went black and lost my desktop icons. A box popped up saying I needed to purchase some time of computer fix. Researching the problem, I came across a forum that suggested running ComboFix from your site, which I did. After running it, I found the warning not to run it unless specifically instructed to. In any event, I did run it and currently my desktop icons are back, however my desktop background is still black and I have a new icon on my desktop that is a red circle with a white X on it. Please let me know what else I should do, if anything. I have not deleted ComboFix.exe from my computer or performed any other tasks.And again, thank you for what you do. Warmest regards

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Hi, everyone

I have a problem that i couldn't find a fix to it, it is really annoying

My External WD HDD 640GB not initialized, but the big problem is that when i want to initialize it i get an error message says "The media is write protected"
It is an external HDD so i don't think it has a turn on/off write protection switch, so how i can turn the write protection off?

Note that when i use DiskPart in CMD, it doesn't show the HDD because it is not initialized, also i have tried changing the value of WriteProtect from 1 to 0 in regedit but it didn't solve the problem, in addition i'v used 3rd party programs but i keep getting that frustrating error message


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Please help me :(

Thank you for your time, Regards.

A:(HDD not initialized) the media is write protected

UP UP

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I have a machine at work that is running windows 8 64 bit. Windows had crashed so we put on a new Windows install last week, C: was formatted and reinstalled with Windows and then encrypted with bitlocker, D: was decrypted so we could get get the data off and has not been re-encrypted.

I came in this morning to find that D: could not be written to.

When trying to copy a file to it, it says:
The disk is write-protected.
Remove the write-protection or use another diskClick to expand...

I have tried the following solution
http://www.pcworld.com/article/245174/restore_access_to_a_write_protected_hard_drive.html
I check my user permissions and for my user I have full access.

Next we were able to successfully format D: and I didn't do a quick format, not that it may have mattered... and after that didn't work we completely replaced the drive with a different drive and it still did it.

So its not the drive, its something with my install. I don't have anything suspicious I didn't have installed before so I am not sure why it is doing this.

Thank you so much for your time! The tech just wants to format again so if I can figure this out before it comes to that then that will be awesome. It would be nice to not have to redo 2 days worth of work setting up my dev environment...
 

A:Solved: The media is write protected

Also to add confusion, if I did system restore, to before it happened, it would work until next restart? I don't know if it is just some company policy that is set up on restart or what...
 

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I am trying to set up a Vista Business computer to send and receive faxes. Right now I am stuck on the sending part.

Every time I try to send a fax, the following error message appears: "The message could not be sent. The media is write protected".

Details: I have three new computers hooked up to a domain controller running Server 2003. Two of the computers are running Vista Business, one is running XP Professional. One of the Vista machines and the XP machine are both sending faxes with no problems. The third computer keeps giving me the aforementioned error.

- I have tried placing the folder locally (on the C drive) since we are using folder redirection for the desktop and my docs. Still, no luck.

- All the permissions seem to be set correctly, based on the permissions of the working Vista machine.

-The fax is just a new fax with the text "test" on it.

- The only difference between the two Vista machines is the brand of the 56k modem used. Could the modem be causing this>

Anyone every seen this before or have any ideas for me?

Thanks!

A:Fax: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.

Same problem after HD D unit ("data") substitution.
I have deleted and recreated FAX account (tools -> account fax).
Then, I have reboot PC and problem is disappeared!

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Hi, everyoneI have a problem that i couldn't find a fix to it, it is really annoying My External WD HDD 640GB not initialized, but the big problem is that when i want to initialize it i get an error message says "The media is write protected"It is an external HDD so i don't think it has a turn on/off write protection switch, so how i can turn the write protection off?Note that when i use DiskPart in CMD, it doesn't show the HDD because it is not initialized, also i have tried changing the value of WriteProtect from 1 to 0 in regedit but it didn't solve the problem, in addition i'v used 3rd party programs but i keep getting that frustrating error messageHere is a picture:
 



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Please help me Thank you for your time, Regards.
 

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Hi, everyone

I have a problem that i couldn't find a fix to it, it is really annoying

My External WD HDD 640GB not initialized, but the big problem is that when i want to initialize it i get an error message says "The media is write protected"
It is an external HDD so i don't think it has a turn on/off write protection switch, so how i can turn the write protection off?

Note that when i use DiskPart in CMD, it doesn't show the HDD because it is not initialized, also i have tried changing the value of WriteProtect from 1 to 0 in regedit but it didn't solve the problem, in addition i'v used 3rd party programs but i keep getting that frustrating error message


Here is a picture:





Please help me

Thank you for your time, Regards.

A:(HDD not initialized) the media is write protected

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you run Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows?

Do run it and check your drive.

WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor

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Hi everyone,

I am in a bit of a pickle and am in need of your help. I have a newly built rig which I dual boot Vista HP 32bit and Win7 Ultimate 64bit. Up until about 3 days ago, I have been able to use my external USB backup drive, transfer music to my phone’s memory card, and use my thumb drives. Now every time I try to transfer something new to one of them, I get this.

“The disk is write-protected.

Remove the write-protection or use another disk”

I booted into Win7, and I was able to transfer files with no problems at all. As soon as I go back into Vista, can’t transfer or delete anything. Please help because this is really getting frustrating! If you need any more info let me know!

A:All my removable media is write-protected

I was able to fix it with the following registry fix.

Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives :: the How-To Geek

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can somebody help i use the bitlocker drive encryption and i freeze it in 80% encryption and now i can't access my USB flash drive i try to format it and it's always say "windows was unable to complete the format" my USB flash drive is protect by bitlocker drive encryption when i unlock my USB flash drive in bitlocker drive encryption it's always say "the device is not ready" Please Help ! i want to format my usb flash drive can someone help me??

A:Help me !! bitlocker drive encryption

Hello James,

Please perform the following:

1. Download and Save to desktop from this link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

3. Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages), and then paste into your next reply.

Regards,

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Hi,

I have been having some issues when trying to turn Bitlocker on in C:

I have followed the instructions as per this forum to enable a Startup key in gpedit.msc as I dont have TPM which worked.

After following the instructions, Windows Bitlocker asked me to insert a USB to save the startup key to. This appeared to save and then moved onto the next step where I took down the recovery key etc... and finally restarted to make sure my system was compatible before encryption started.

Upon restart, Windows said that it couldnt find a key on the USB drive. After further investigation I found that windows did not save the key to the USB after all even checked as a hidden file. It will save the text file (recovery key) to usb but not the bek file for the startup key.

I have tried this several times but each time it wont save although the system dosent say there has been a problem and moves on to the next stage.

The USB is a 2gb cruzer with the smart drive software removed and re-formatted to NTFS. I have also tried this on other USB drives with no luck and the USB drives work as Iam able to write other things to it?

Any help would be greatly appriciated as I have searched this forum and MS forums with no luck.

Thanks
Marc

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption using USB

Same problem here. Different USB drives or different usb ports didn't change anything.

Any ideas?

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