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Media is Write Protected

Q: Media is Write Protected

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

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Preferred Solution: Media is Write Protected

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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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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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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, 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


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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, 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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Hey guys, my friend gave me his 1.5TB portable HDD (WD1111B or 1110B) because he said he didnt need it anymore but also the fact that it has gotten a problem i havent encountered before. I can in no way seem to be able to reformat this drive. It also doesnt seem to appear in My Computer but does appear in device manager when the drivers when installed.

I have so far tried the following things.

1. CMD Disk list (at one point it listed it and some poeple say run the command attributes disk clean readonly which didnt work and when i tried regular clean it diappeared from the list)
2. I tried WD reformatter but it it failed
3. When i tried easeUS parition master free edition comes up with this error message (There are some error occurred while writing partition chains on disk)
4. In Disk management it shows the disk is unknown, not initialized and when i choose to initialize with MBR (master boot record) it comes up with the media is write protected

Any ideas?

A:Cannot reformate External HDD. Media is write-protected

Hello MajorFoley!

Could you please write the model of the drive once again as what you've given is somewhat incorrect?

If when trying to Initialize the rive, it says it's write protected, the write protection has to be first removed from the device. Recently there has been a similar problem here on the forum and I gave the steps there also:

1. Open Command prompt: click Start, type command, click Command Prompt
2. Type "diskpart" and press Enter
3. Type "list volume" and press Enter
4. Type select volume #, where # is the number of the drive that's giving you the "write-protected" error
5. Type "attributes disk clear readonly" and press Enter
6. Type "exit" and press Enter

These steps should make the drive read and write enabled again. Then it can be Initialized, Partitioned and Formatted, like already explained. To see which volume you have to type in, you need to see your partitions and see what diskpart's giving as information.

This should work if the hard drive is not damaged. You could check if it has any physical damage with the WD Data Lifeguard Software:
http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...id=810&lang=en

You could also try writing zeros from top to bottom to "refresh" the drive's state and then try and Initialize it again, see if that helps.

Did anything help you?

Best of luck!

CK_WD

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After composing a fax in Word 2003 and selecting "fax" in printing options the fax composing screen comes up where I enter the fax phone number and choose cover page. After completing the information and I click "send" I get the message:
"fax error: the message could not be sent. the media is write protected". I have checked the files and they do not show write protection.
I have 2 identical Toshiba Satellite L455's- the only difference is that this one is 64bit and the other is 32bit.
On the 32bit machine, using Word 2003, I am able to send the fax created on the 64bit machine without getting the error message.
How do I correct the incorrect write protection message?
Thanks, Bob

A:fax error: the message could not be sent. the media is write protected

Hello bnwell and Welcome to SevenForums.

I'm going to suggest that you pose your question in the Microsoft Office forum of SevenForums.

When you do please be clear about the machine generating the document, the version of MS Office generating the document, whether the document is .doc, .docx, .txt format or whatever and which machine has the fax attached.

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Dear community,
My WD external harddrive has suddenly stopped working after coming from Europe. I plugged in the HD into my laptop and I noticed that it does not show up under My Computer, only under Safely Remove Hardware and Devices. So I searched forums a bit and a couple
have said that I should go to Disk Management and see if my drive is there. 
Turns out the HD is listed there, however as 'Disk 1: Unknown 1.379 GB, Not Intialized'. There is no blue bar either, it just says the size of the disk and that it is unallocated (it does not have a Volume letter).
When I start up Disk Management it gives me a notification:
Initialize Disk
You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it.
Select Disk:
Disk 1
Use the following partition style for the selected disks:
MBR (Master Boot Record)
GPT (GUID Partition Table)
So I click on MBR and press OK, and it gives me the error 'The media is write protected'.  
So I go into the registry under 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies
and change the value in 'writeprotect' to 0, and then I reboot my computer. Same error.
I can't even reformat the disk because I cannot find such option, not that I want to really, because I have 1.2 TB worth of data on there that I want to keep so losing the information on this Drive will be quite.... frustrating.
Any help is appreciated.

A:Disk unable to intialize - Media is write protected

I suggest you download and run the WD disk diagnostic software. It sounds like the disc is failing(failed):
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise Ed laptop which does not applies the computer GPOs. User GPOs work fine.
In the event log, Event ID 1125 is logged:
?The processing of Group Policy failed because of an internal system error. Please see the Group Policy operational log for the specific error message. An attempt will be made to process Group Policy again at the next refresh cycle.?

In the Details tab:
Error code 19, ?The media is write protected?


When I run ?gpupdate /force? or ?gpupdate /target:computer? After a long time, I get the message: ?Computer Policy update has not completed in the expected time. Exiting??GPRESULT /H GPReport.html gives: ?ERROR: Access Denied? (run as local administrator)RSoP.msc: ?The RSoP snap-in was unable to generate the RSoP data due to the error listed below. Details: This operation returned because the timeout period expired?

The laptop is part of a large domain (more than 10k clients). This is the only one with this error (for as far as I know?)
Any help would be much appreciated.
Johan

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My PC got infected with a w32.virut virus.. so after searchin for a solution.. i had ir removed using symantec virut removal tool.. run the tool while my PC is at safe mode and internet off... And when its all done and restarted my pc at normal mode.. My PC keeps turning off and when i get back on and login to Admintrator acct, i keep getting this.. The Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected Hope someone out here can help me out.. Thanks in advance and more power!!! xoxo

A:Help me plz - Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected

I've sent a message to our security and malware removal specialist asking her to take a look at your problem and see if she has any suggestions. Unfortunately, though she was here when i started the message, she had logged off before I sent it so it may be a while before she responds. In the meantime, try the following:

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems. This may restore the virus as well, so it may need to be removed again, but I would hold off on the procedure you used before as it seems it caused a lot of problems. Let's let our expert advise you what to do if we can at least restore you to working condition but even if we get it working again, I'd try to avoid using it as much as possible - especially going on the internet - as using it may spread the infection (but you c... Read more

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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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I get the error message that "cannot write to the reports file" when I change any settings in McAfee 4.5.1....what's the problem???
 

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New dv6-7000 laptop (Win7 64-bit) has a problem I can't seem to solve:  When using any SDHC memory card you cannot write or erase files to the card.  You can read the files just fine, but you get a "Write Protected" error when trying to write or erase.   The card is, of course, not write protected, and can be written to in several other laptop/desktop SD drives that I've tried.   And I've tried different brands/sizes of SDHC cards.  Smaller capacity regular SD cards work just fine.   I tried removing this device and rebooting to reinstall the hardware, but no help. The Realtek SD Driver shows as version 6.1.7600.16385 in Device Manager properties, dated 6/20/06.  HP's support site shows a newer driver version 6.1.7601.29005 dated 2/24/12.  When I download and run sp56166.exe to update the driver, it seems to go through the update process successfully. But the driver still shows as the older version in Device Manager.  And, of course, the problem still exists.  Any ideas would be much appreciated!  Hard to believe that a new dv6 laptop can't properly write or erase files from High Capacity SDHC memory cards.   Thank you!

A:dv6-7000 can't write to SDHC cards ("write protected" error)

I understand high capacity SD cards return the message they are write protected in your system.

 

I take it the write protect switch is in the off/disable position on the card since they work in other systems.

 

What is the product number?

NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.

 

What brand and model is the SDHC card?

 

 

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Hi there. I was looking for a solution to an issue I've been having and came across this forum. Maybe someone could help?

I recently had a few problems with my PC, leading to me replacing and swapping different components. I originally had the SSD as my main drive, having windows 7 OEM installed on it. when I had to replace my motherboard, I couldn't get the SSD to work. So i installed windows 7 on my hard disk and just removed the SSD completely.

Now I have purchased a full copy of windows 10 and a new CPU, and am basically looking to use my SSD as my main drive again. I plugged it back in, and tried to access the SSD in file explorer where i got the error "D:\\ is not accessible. Media is write protected".

I googled the issue, and tried using Command Prompt to reset the readonly in DiskPart, but this still didn't work.

When I look in Disk management, It says everything is OK, showing as healthy. As you may have guessed,I'm really pushing the limits of my knowledge at this point. anyone have any suggestions? I've taken screenshots of everything if that helps?

A:Can't access SSD as "media is write protected"

That must be a bad joke from MS - "Write Protected", "RAW", "READ-ONLY",- that all the problems a lot of people are facing with W10 Upgrade.
I believe it is a W10 Problem and any attempt to "repair" it may lead to Data Lost. I lost 1TB of Data on that "russian-game"!
So, what I suggest you very much is to Roll-Back to your previous OS. Insisting on resolve the issue may lead to Data Loss, as there is no problem with Hardware, definitely the OS is like a bad "Sherlock Holmes" that is seeing a Bandit every where.

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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 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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My McAfee virusscan detected the [email protected] virus. I'm unable to do anything with it (delete, clean, quarantine). I get disk is write-protected error. I try to browse to the directory it's in and I can't see it. I've changed folder settings to show hidden and system files. I'm running XP and still can't see the folder it shows up in. I've run viruscan in normal and safe mode. Still can't do anything with it. I've included my Hijackthis log.
 

A:[email protected] and disk is write-protected error

You are using an old version of Hijack This. You are also running HJT from your Temporary Internet Files folder. It will not function properly from there and it cannot create and restore backups from there. You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Now Click here to download Hijack This again. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log. Click "Save" to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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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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A:the disk is write-protected remove the write-protection or use another disk.

You'll have to provide more information than that for anyone to be able to help you.

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Hello,

A while back I changed the properties of all my picturess to READ ONLY. Then my computer crashed and someone else reinstalled my windows XP. When windows was reinstalled, the compuer was given a new name and my user name changed as well. Now I cannot access the pictures at all. I tried changing the pictures' properties, but I get an acess denied message. Any suggestions?
 

A:Write Protected JPG

I think you probably just need to take back ownership of the folder/files. Microsoft has an article on how to do that at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421.
 

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Hi,
my sandisk USB Flash drive 4gb was not formatting. it gives error " disk is write protected". how to remove write protection... please help.

A:USB Write protected

Hello tinku,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

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I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks

A:CD-RW Write protected?

Originally Posted by Vista_32bit


I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks



insert it, and right click the Properties of the optical drive, and see if it is write protected.

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i talked about a file that would not play on my Pc. then i asked for help here on how to converting it to an Mp3 file ... but not knowing its against the rules here ....so my question is while would a WMA write Protected File not play. NOTE i tried converting it to an MP3 file bcos when i play the file there would be know Audio... But files previously installed on my pc plays fine. I noted this problem cos i copy the WMA file from a hard drive to my pc......Help
 

A:Wma write protected

The file may be licensed only for play on your PC.
 

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DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
See the System Event Log for more information.

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i CAN I CONVERT A WMA WRITE PROTECTED FILE TO MP3. THE FILE HAS ALREADY BEEN RIPPED ON MA PC ????????????
 

A:Wma write protected

Sorry we cannot help with circumventing protected content, it is against forum rules, sorry.

If it is not protected content, and is a read only file, right click on the file and select properties, clear the read only box and hit OK.

.
 

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Hi i have a hd which wont alow me to change write protection evan in dos i tryed but it sead drive now readable but when i try to format it in windows disk manager it says disk is write protected can anyone help me thanks

A:HD write protected

Hello rscadden!

This is unpleasant. I hope the following would help you.

1. Type cmd in the Start Menu
2. Select Run as Administrator
3. You should now see the Command Line Utility
4. Type in DISKPART and hit Enter ( here the values associated with your USB drive could be changed)
5. Type LIST DISK and hit Enter
6. Type SELECT DISK and the number of your drive which is write protected and hit Enter
7. Type in ATTRIBUTES DISK and Diskpart gives the information you need about your drive
If the first line is written as Current Read-only State: Yes, then the drive is write protected.
8. To remove the write protection with Diskpart, type the command ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY. If it works, it should be confirmed by the line Disk attributes cleared successfully.

Good luck!

CK_WD

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Hi, I have a problem with a brand new USB stick, PNY 64GB I bought on e-bay about two months ago. It started working properly, I transferred on it about 20GB of my photos. I did not notice anything weird. The pictures were there and I think I could even move them on and off, like copying and deleting. After few days, when I wanted to erase them, there was a message that the device is write protected. USB? There is nothing to switch it for write protection like on SD cards, for example.
From that moment, the device once was recognized as inserted in the PC, other times it was not. I could not delete the images, I could not format the device and even the KillDisc software, after running nearly 5 days without a break could not sort this out. There was an error message at 99% of process and I could do nothing else than to skip it, which resulted in the problem persisting on the USB.
Now I cannot even view the files, despite after this treatment I could have seen them few days ago. The files, after I clicked on them, showed mostly unaffected photos in the views, but when I wanted to see any particular photo, all of them appeared to be damaged - there was a grey area on the majority of the photo, just a thin area of the original picture could be seen on the top of the picture.

I have contacted the seller with this problem and they offered me the refund or replace, even assured me that the item will go to the manufacturer.
However, I guess that there are phishers outside j... Read more

A:USB write protected?

Hi,

If I understand you, you wish to remove all the photo's/data on this stick prior to returning it to the seller. Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden

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i have a HP 16GB memory card now a day in memory card write protected problem occureso how to remove write protectedand some time memory card atomatic curruped.so please help me

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I tried to save some photos onto new CDs and DVDs both RW from folder in My Documents and sending to C drive.
I get the message that these are write protected. Meaning the formatting is missing? No message to say so.
Can anyone resolve this please?

A:Write Protected New Cd-rw & Dvd-rw?

What is the exact message you are getting. It may refer to the images you are trying to burn to disk. In which case right click on the image file and select properties and see what is checked there.

Also if you are using rw cds you may need to format them first. Your authoring software should have an option to do this.

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Hi, I have a 1TB External HArd Drive and some times I try to add data to it and I received the message Windows cannot ..................... because the drive is write protected. I turn off the HDD and turn it on again and work fine, the same thing happens withe every flash card I put in the card reader (SD, XD, Micro). Can some one know How I can fix this, I'm running Windows 7 Proffesional X64. I'm having this problem since 2009 I guess and I format my PC on February 2010 and still the same problem. Sorry for any bad english
 

A:HDD Write Protected

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hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

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hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

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I have a Samsung SPH-a920 cell phone. I am trying to load songs, and some are loading and can be played and some can not, I get the write protected message. I have a Sandisk card with the phone. The switch on the card is off, I checked that first, and even switched it once just in case it was wrong. Could someone please help, as I am getting extremely frustrated!!!!
Thanks.
 

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Have been using a San Disk Glide 8G flash drive. For no reason(known by me) I cannot format this drive. It informs me it is write protected. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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This usb is write-protected.How to remove it?It DOES NOT have a switch.

A:USB is Write-Protected

http://windows7themes.net/how-to-remove-write-protection-from-usb-drive-in-windows-7.html

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Hi, I'm new to the Windows Vista world. My old computer (XP) crashed and Vista is what was available.

I can't seem to restore any of my data for my accounting programs with Vista. Usually the error message is that the disk is write protected!! My hard drive?? I am trying to restore data from a CD to my C drive. Another message I receive is that the disk is full. I still have 74Gs of memory left. Is this Vista or McAfee? Any help would be appreciated.

Joyce

A:Write Protected?

How are you attempting to restore the data? What accounting program are you using (and is it Vista compatible?)?

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I am trying to transfer my tracks from my music folder to mp3 player, but comes up cannot copy track as destination is write protected turn off write protected or use another disc. what do I do
 

A:write protected

Most Mp3 players have a 'lock' or 'hold' switch on the body somewhere to protect it's contents. If this is on then that can stop you adding to the player further.
 

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I had a problem with my notebook and I got told to does this commands but it stayed like this for 3 hours..(in the picture)
Anyway another website told me to do a different command and I think I might of found the problem. I found out that's its write protected. I can't boot up windows 7 because there's something up with the HDD partitions. I tried the 'attribute clear readonly' command and it said unable.. any ideas?

A:HDD is write protected

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Suddenly my laptop refuses to write to any external drive, including flash drives and ipods. It tells me that they are locked (in the case of the ipod) or write protected (in the case of flash drives). It reads from flash drives and moves files from them to the laptop, but not vice versa. I have tried several flash drives with the same result. Any ideas please?

A:Suddenly everything's write protected

Hi and welcome to the forum

See if this helps:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

BG

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Hi All
I have a problem with an 1G XD card that was being used to upload photos to a website on a public PC.
For some reason the card is now write protected and cannot shoot any photos or delete.
Has anyone come across this problem or has the card gone bad
 

A:XD card write protected?

For starters make sure your write protection switch is not set on lock. It is on the left side of the card.

If your card doesn’t have a write protection switch or it is unlocked, right click on one of your images in Windows Explorer or My Computer. Select properties and make sure “Read only” hasn’t somehow been checked. If it has clear the box and Select all. Right click on one of the highlighted images and check “Archive”. When you Apply and OK you should have all of the images back to archive.
 

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please Help I have 2 trojans and 6 other viruses that come up that they cannot be Deleted Cleaned or Quarantined because they are Disk Write protected How do I remove them. I run Millennium Edition with Mcafee Antivirus and firewall. I have downloaded a Hijackthis log but do not know how to forward it to you or save to a file of it's own. Help Please

A:Write Protected Disk

Hello vikinguy45 and Welcome to TSF!

In order to try and solve your problem we will need to see your Hijack This log. Please follow these directions:

Please download the newest version of HijackThis here- http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Afer the scan is complete, if you chose number 1, a notepad document will open automatically, or if you chose number 2, after you click 'Save log' a notepad document will open. While holding 'Ctrl' (the control button) press 'A' and it should select (highlight) everything. (If it doesn't click 'Edit' -> 'Select All'.) Next, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'C'. This will copy the information to the clipboard. Now go to this post and click 'POST REPLY'. Now, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'V'. This should paste all of the information into your post.

Let us know if you're having any trouble getting the log posted!

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hi

i have an olympus d390 camera, when i open the camera an error apears saying "Write Protected".

when i look in the camera manual it says that the card have been protected using a computer, and for unprotect it i have to use a computer.

i conect the camera to a PC and check if the foder on the card was set as read only...but it hasnt, the card is asume for the pc as a drive...and i dont know how to unprotect it.

thanks
 

A:write protected card

Are you sure your memory card isn't write protected ?

Have a look at this SmartMedia card.



You will see a little circle in the right center of the card, this is the write-protect area.

To make a SmartMedia memory card read only place a write-protect adhesive seal over the circle. Removing the write-protect adhesive seal will make the card like it was before so you can place data or your photos back on it.
 

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