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Pendrive Write Protected

Question: Pendrive Write Protected

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I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 8 gb pendrive, when i used to create a bootable usb using windows iso tool an error occured and its showing write protected while formatting. I have tried almost all the ways to format but nothing worked.Hoping a solution.[IMG][/IMG]

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Answer: Pendrive Write Protected

My Cruzers are write protected, and I think it's done in hardware. Mine have a little OS on them that asks for a password, then unlocks the drive for use. For security reasons, I think that lock/unlock is implemented in hardware. I wasn't able to partition mine either.

Thumb drives are cheap these days. Just pick up a non secured one to make a bootable drive.

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hi guys...

im using an Apacer handy steno HN212 pen drive. Out of a sudden, it said that the files are write protected. I've tried reformatting. I also tried to manually uncheck the 'read-only' box for the individual files but it still says the disk is write protected. I don't have important files in it but I really really need to use the pen drive...I hope someone can help...
Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:My pendrive has write-protected itself!!!

Have you tried their repair tool or format utility?

Repair Tool

Format Utility Both for Windows ME/2000/XP http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads.asp
 

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My HP x715w 3.0 pen drive of 32 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". Some body please help me.

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pen drive is write protected & raw file system.I am unable to format my transcend 8GB pen drive.whenever i tried to do so it is showing the message "the disk is write protected".Plz plz help me to remove that write protection.

Answer:pendrive not formating due to write protected

Per chance, is there a little switch on the outside of the pen drive that is for write protection ... usually with a little picture of a padlock.Maybe it is set to lock ?

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pen drive is write protected

Answer:my transcend pendrive is write protected

There is usually a little button on the drive that slides to turn write protection on and off.

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my pendrive is write protected i can't copy save over it

Answer:my pendrive is write protected how can i solv

... you may have a "switch" to push that locks some drives(?) if not click here.... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img692.imageshack.us/img692/...Grrrr... ...im

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when i format my Kingston 8gb pen drive then show the disk is write protected....now i what doing.....kindly help me.....

Answer:how do pendrive write protected fomat

There may be a little slider switch along the side of the drive. Try moving it up or down, (unplugged) and then plug it back in and see if that does it.Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, he responded, "Same reason I don't use tampons."

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I have hp v220w 16 gb pendrive, it has disk write protected. so how can i remove write protect but i tried all possible ways













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Answer:I have hp v220w 16 gb pendrive, it has disk write protected....

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I purched hp pen drive x710w. I used this pen drive in android phone but its show write protect. After that i try in computer and not able to delete any file or format its.I try lots of thing use cmd to format, change value in rededit, try different software but not able to formet. Kindly suggest me.

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my hp 32gb pendrive write protected how to remove this

Answer:my hp 32gb pendrive write protected how to remove this

Try the format tool from PNY site.http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=download

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Hi.
My Hp pendrive of capacity 15.2 GB is write protected. On my scanning it through an antivirus, the malware is detected in the pendrive.

I have tried almost all the steps to remove write protection on my pd.

From regedit to diskpart & cmd. Yet, I am unable to format.

Please assist.
Thanks.
 

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Hello, My Pendrive/USBdrive got write protected and I cannot able to format it. I do not want any files inside it. I just want to format it. I have tried many methods but still none of them are working. Please help me.

I have added some pics:

When I insert my USBdrive, It popups like this:
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When I try to format, It popups like this:
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And it popups this message:
http://gyazo.com/77a0de6c266899bff5fc1984a1873990

It shows in the "mycomputer" like this:
http://gyazo.com/a88a0f2e2498ff972226b27e8d525eb9

Answer:[Help]Pendrive/USB drive is write protected unable to format

Hello and welcome Jinu mate juts use this it will clean the drive completely and all you need to do after is format it.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
read it carefully and the clean all will take a whie to do but you will end up with an empty drive.
At the bottom of that tutorial there is another showing how to complete the format etc.

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My HP32GB v220w pendrive is showing write protected. I can't even format the storage device. Please help me resolve this issue.

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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!

Answer: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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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.
 

Answer:[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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Hello experts !I use everyday a SD card to handle the pictures of my Digital Frame, but this morning when I wanted to delete all the pictures I have in that SD card it did appear this message "Error deleting file or folder. Cannot delete pictures. The disk is write-protected. Remove the protection or use another disk".It is the first time I see something like that, I have no protected the file or folder or disk, nothing.What could I do ?Thanks in advance for your help. Best, Antonio.

Answer:"Disk is write-protected: remove write protectio"?

Connect the SD card to your PC via the card reader, & use something like Unlocker click here. G

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I want to protect my pendrive from any virus if I connect it to an unknown PC. How can this be achieved?
In old days you could write-protect a floppy disk, this was a great feature.
I fear that even if I connect the pendrive to a PC and ONLY read from it and not write anything, will it be safe for pendrive?

Answer:How to write-disable a pendrive

Is this what you are looking for? enter link description here

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I am not able to access my pendrive. i can't even format it.
it says write protected
i have tried diskpart,regedit, tried formatting in exfat...mostly everything generally avialable in internet.
 
please help...

Answer:cannot remove write protection from pendrive

it have virus which might have made it "write protected".

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Is there any procedure to get the '' Delayed Write Failed'' Correct??? In usb Pendrive???
 

Answer:Pendrive Delayed Write failed!!!??

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My HP v220w pen drive of 16 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". I think i have 2 options now, one to exchage it using warranty card and the other to try formatting using Open Source Operating System. If some one have any solutions for this please reply me...!

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my sony make 2 gb pen drive suddnly turn in to write protect. thats why i m unable to copy or past any files from my pc or pen drive. even unable to formate it also. so pls. help me how can i remove write protection.

Answer:my sony pendrive turn in to write protect

There is a small switch on the side of the pen drive... you may have moved it accidentally. Simply slide the switch to the unlock position.

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Please tell me some other solution to remove write protect from pendrive v210w

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my pendrive is showing the disk is write proteced when i m trying to format the disk... the problem started as when i disconnected the drive without safetly removing the hard disk while usinf it...

it is not showing any options to delete something form it.

neither it is formatting even by diskpart

please help....

Answer:write protection error of sandisk blade 16 gb pendrive

Have you rebooted the system since then? If not please reboot..

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friends, i am facing a problem with my sandisk cruzer swich 16 gb pen drive. when i try to format/manage or delete as well as install some files, it stop working and says " the disk is write protected"[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:how to remove write protection mode of ntfs type usb pendrive

If you have tried in multiple computers, the drive is probably faulty. Try procedure herehttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/storage/3456666/how-format-write-protected-flash-drive/

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Hello there
i'm new here at techsupportforum, this is my first post.

Hope you find something that can help me:

1) Recently i had like 6 viruses on my hd, one exe application called sexvid tried to install from the internet, and the rest were some trojans found on autorun.inf and another one i dont remember. those came in a torrent file of some software. then i erased them all -i think- with avast before loading windows but my pc suddenly got slower than before..dont know if something happened of it is because of my resources.

2) and before all of that, don't know why my documents folder opens up at every start up of the os (winxp sp2), wanna fix it, but i dont know how. saw in a couple of websites tips like:

Run regedit and navigate to:HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Windows or Winlogon and look in there there for a a value called Userinit but i dont have it (yes, i know it should be in the right panel) but i don't have that Userinit thing in there...

3) Another thing and i dont it is because of a virus, but when i try to use my sd card for storage it keeps saying that the disk is write protected...and i move the "switch" back and forth, but nothing seems to work...not even at unlocked position



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 01:42:20 p.m., on 08/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

Answer:hijack+slow pc+my documents opens at startup+pendrive write protection

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Answer: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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Question: write protected

Hi
I have a usb stick that I have already used now i want to save something and it says is write protected i check the device manager and it says it is working properly i also can open the files in it, how can i take the write protection off?

Answer:write protected

Can you reformat it?

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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.

Answer: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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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?
 

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

Answer: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 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
 

Answer:HDD 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
 

Answer:Wma write protected

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

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

Answer: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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Question: Write Protected?

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

Answer: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 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?

Answer:HDD is write protected

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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.
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Answer: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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Question: write protected

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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Question: Write Protected

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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Question: write protected

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

Answer: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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Question: write protected

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
 

Answer: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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Question: write protected

every time i try to save a photo/file/music to a cd i get the error REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION or replace disc !! ...I have changed the DVD RW drive with my old CD RW drive ,, still the same .. I can save any file to a memory stick, any idears

Answer:write protected

This should be easy to do with WinXP Pro. Right-click the drive and select Property, followed by choosing the Security tab, within which you can modify the level of protection you choose. WinXP Home, on the contrary, lacks this feature. However, you can still bring up the security tab when you boot up into the Safe Mode

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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

Answer: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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hello everyone .........

im using "Transcend JF v30 /2GB" flash drive.I bought it 3 months ago.
when im trying to open now it tells me to format.......

when i try to format it .....it says "This Disk is write protected"
then i tried manually by right click the disk it showsthe same message..

when i asked a friend he said that there will be a small lock present on hardware of my usb.But i cant recognise whre its present....

please give me a solution for this....
if ther is any lock please give me a screenshot of hardware......

Thank u all and i hope ill get a solution to it

thanks in advance......................

Answer:usb write protected

Read all about Transcend JF v30 /2GB including formating and price tag here

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Question: Write Protected

I am transfering files to a new computer, and have used a 4GB USB Flash Memory Stick. Now I need to delete some Video files from the memory stick I get the message 'Write protected - remove write protection' How do I remove write protection and delete files , so I can continue moving files with the memory stick.Any help please.Fabrica

Answer:Write Protected

Are you attempting to delete them with the drive plugged into the PC the files came from or the PC you transferred them to? Try the former

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Question: write protected

How do you remove write protection for cd's and dvd's? I put one item on my cd and I can't add because it says it is write protected.


Don
 

Answer:write protected

I don't thank you can remove write protection form CD's and DVD's
 

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Question: CD write protected

when I try to remove files from my rewrite CD I get message "read only files cannot deleat" what am I doing wrong?

Answer:CD write protected

Silly question but have you put the cd in the cd re-writer drive

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Question: Write protected

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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The first time I've tried to use my new RW CDs and DVDs to back up a folder in My Documents I get the message 'This disk is write protected -remove it'(or words to that effect).What gives here and how should I proceed?Thanks for help.

Answer:How to use write protected CD-rw and DVD+RW

What burning software are you using, RW disks usually need to be formatted.

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I would just like to know how to unwrite a protected dvd-rw

Answer:How to un-write protected a dvd-rw

If the session was closed then its not possble to write to the dvd anymore. You would copy the contents to your hard drive and then copy back to a newly formatted dvdrw.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Well it is so bad that my USB can't use/perform it with me now because of the write protected..and even i format it, it's useless!Can somebody help me, regarding to my problem?'cause i madly need it so badly..!

Answer:Write Protected USB

Buy a new one, and never use it for storing important files.They are intended only for short-term storage, like transferring files between two computers.

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I'm trying to format a toshiba 30gb hdd (MK3021GAS 9D)connected to my laptop via a usb hub.When I first connected it, and tried to find it in Win Explorer, there was no sign of it.In device manager it told me that it was "not initialized", and a similar message in Everest.Taking this to mean that it needed formatting, I've downloaded the HP USB disk storage format tool, but after about 30 secs it tells me that it is "Write Protected".There are no jumper pins to change as far as I can see, and in my laptop bios I can find no mention of any "enable write protection" or anything that refers to similar.I have got external devices in my boot list, but I don't think that's relevant.Any help gratefully received.John

Answer:Write protected usb hdd

While waiting for replies, I opened windows explorer, and there it was as drive E and told me it needed formatting. This was xp asking if I wanted to format it.So it is now done, and being used !!!I think this ight have been a case of saving the unchanged bios settings, as mentioned in a previous enquiry along the same lines last year.All's well that ends well.John

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Hi - Can anyone help? I'm using windows XP and I?m having a few issues with Roxio's drag to disk on my CD-RW discs. I?m trying to copy some files onto disk to save them (they consist of .doc files and .jpg / .bmp). I can copy them onto the CD-R discs no problem but when I try to copy them to the CD-RW ones I get the error message ?CANNOT CREATE OR REPLACE ?FILENAME?: ACCESS IS DENIED. MAKE SURE THE DISK IS NOT FULL OR WRITE-PROTECTED AND THAT THE FILE IS NOT CURRENTLY IN USE?. Can CD-RWs be write-protected? If so, how do you un-write-protect them! I have tried formatting the disk to no avail... I'd be very gratefull for any help. Thanks*jo*

Answer:Write-protected CD-RWs?

You could try this freeware, but it will only run if you have .network installed click here, usually formatting it solves the problem, or it may just be a rogue disc so try a different CDRW first.

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I recently installed a beta version of a co-op mod for Far Cry, then i later uninstalled it. Problem is it left some files on my pc one of which i now cant delete.

Its a dll and its giving me the old write protection, disc full, access denied message. Ive tried different utitlies in Norton Sysworks, tried regcleaner, and deleted the entry in the registry manually, but it just keeps coming back at every boot up. Ive also tried a program which deals with such dlls and it cant even pick it up!

Anyone help me with this please??

Answer:Write protected DLL's

Are you able to locate this DLL file? Have you looked at its Properties? What OS is this?

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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?

Answer: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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How can I stop my win 7 pc from automatically setting my mybook external hd to read only.
it has only just happened and I can still access all the files on the H and close them but I am told that I don't have permission to save to the H even though I am the only user and administrator.
it is making backing up very difficult.

Answer:write protected in win 7

Start Run "cmd"
type: diskpart
type: list volume
type: select volume #
type: attributes disk clear readonly

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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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Question: HD write protected

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

Answer: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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Answer:how can i write cd as write protected

This is a public forum, we don't send answers to email addressesJust finalize the disc when you are done writing to it. Once its finalized you cant write to it anymore

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I have been trying to use the format feature in Vista to format and to copy files to DVD's but it has started saying that the DVD's are write protected? It hasn't always said this and some of the DVD's have got files on them already so I know it's not the DVD's that are faulty. If I use other burning software then they will burn but I am worried if I try to burn a file from a camcorder and it says that the DVD is write protected and it wont therefore let me burn a file from my camcorder to DVD. What should I do? also if I burn a file using another burning software and then try to use Vistas formater then it still says the DVD is write protected, can I unprotect the DVD, or what can I do?

Help appreciated.

Answer:Re Writable DVD's are write protected?

I guess I don't understand why you're formatting the DVD?

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Hello,
This is my first login and first topic , I see on this category thousands of topic at this time , my problem is error message "The disk is write protected" , I am wondering what is this mean and how to solve this error?
Sincerely Yours,
Have a wonderful day
 

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I have a question as I have purchased The Tornado(tm) and transferred all the files from my old windows xp laptop to my new vista 32 bit laptop such as homework, excel files, music, photos, etc. If I try to edit anything it says its write protected and cannot be saved. Is there anyway to un-write-protect all the files that i have transferred? I have googled this question but to no avail. I would really appreciate the help if anyone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks!

Answer:Write Protected Files

Hello pest, welcome to TSF

Have you tried either

1. Right clicking on the files and unchecking the 'read only' box
2. Saving the file under a different name

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I was trying to put songs on my brothers phone (Which has an MP3 player).

1. I put 6 songs on there, and when he went to play them, only two of them were on it, why is this? They were all in MP3 format.

2. I removed the two songs that worked, and then when I tried to remove the four that didn't, it said it can't be removed because it's write-protected? What the? So I tried putting the two songs that worked back on, and it wouldn't go on there because it says they were write-protected? How do I fix this?

THANKS!
 

Answer:Write Protected? 2 Questions

Bump

Thanks!!
 

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I have a usb stick (16gb Duracell)that when I try to add to it or delete things message comes up with words that it is write protected. I have been looking on the net on how to correct this. One way I have found that may be a remedy is to go into regedit
HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
Then right click and change the the value to 0
Problem is i can only go as far as Control, there is no StorageDevicePolicies
Advice please.
I have used the stick in the past with no problems.

Answer:USB stick Write protected win 7

Good info here.
Regedit the last place to go I think.
Otherwise try shutting down the PC. Connect the flash drive then boot up. Hopefully Windows will ignore it as it is not a bootable drive. Once you're on the desktop try to open it in windows explorer or file explorer as it's now known.

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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

Answer: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 Ma'am/Sir,

I would like to seek for help regarding my USB Drive, recently i just copied some video to it then it already became Write Protected, after few days, our I.T support tried to fix it but it even became worst while trying to remove the Write Protected, now, the flash drive cannot be accessed but it is still read by the computer. What should i do?

Thank you!
 

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Hi all,
having trouble deleting a file and a message appears saying it might be write protected how do i make the folder not write protected ?
Thanks
 

Answer:write protected folder

There could be something in the folder that is being used by a running program - what is the folder? is there an exe that might be running?
 

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Yup it is. I can't move files into it and I can't delete them too. Any help?
 

Answer:My MiniSD is Write-protected.

When you click the files with the right mouse button and click properties
do you see some options like read only if yes untick that and you should be okay....
 

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I am on a computer right now that has spyware/malware or something on it. When I open internet explorer, it automatically goes to a page I don't want it to, and if I type in one site, it'll go to another.
I've turned off system restore; cleaned out cookies and temps; ran Nortons, Ad-aware (in normal and safe), Spybot (normal/safe), and everything else I'm suppose to; ran hijack-this (4 times), and physically gone (in safe mode) and tried to delete these .dll files. But one of them is Write-protected and I can't delete it! The rest just keep coming back. They are in the system32 folder.
These are the 3 that wont delete (I deleted about 10 others)

w8c654~1.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll
2cid1n16yewonthd.exe
3dfgrpcthe2j2711.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll.dll (this is the one that is write-protected).

They all say the company is Melkosoft.

Oh ya, when I ran hijack this there was a o2: BHO that I would delete...then run hijack again..and it would be back.
 

Answer:write-protected spyware?

Please follow all the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal


If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.
 

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Good Day,
First off, I apologize if this area is not the appropriate spot for this topic. I recently purchased a 4 gig Sony MS pro duo from flea bay. I suspect the card is a fake, but the real problem for now is the card is write protected. As the stick has no mechanical write protection switch, I was hoping that someone with experience with memory sticks might have a solution. The fact that the stick may be fake does not bother me as much as the fact that I can not write to it. Thanks kindly
 

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I'm trying to erase some old backup CDs and DVDs (in XP) but with every one I am told it is write-protected. The data varies from docs to sheets to True Image or Geniesoft but the response is always the same. I have tried removing the write-protection but on trying to apply this get the error message "An error occurred applying attributes to the file. Access is denied" Several previous entries in this forum seem not to have resolved the problem for others. Help please.

Answer:DVD is write protected and cannot be changed

Think you may need a firmware update for your drive that often sorts out the write protectou could try imgburn and see what that throws upon the error log it will also check for firmware updates Tools>drive>firmware updatesclick here

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Hello guys,

This is Ekant this side. I am using Acer Aspire 5742Z from more than a year. However, since last month I am facing a "Write Disk Protected" problem, for which I didn't get a single workable solution. I hope you guys can help me with this.

What my actual problem is:

I have a 500GB hard drive, and I have created three partition namely; C:, D:,and E:

C drive is of 99 GB, D drive is also of 107 GB, E Drive: 285

But last month, when I booted my system, I could only find C Drive, and all other drives were invisible, don't know why, and increased my C Drive Disk Capacity from 99 GB to 465 GB. Then I tried to look for a solution on many forums, and found that find and mount can help me out with my invisible partitions, and I installed it instantly, and it really helped me finding my invisible partitions. However, now I need to run find and mount, every time I start my laptop, to mount my invisible partitions. And if i don't run it, the windows explorer shows on C Drive with a disk capacity of 465 GB.

And to my amazed, soon I discovered that both D Drive and E Drive have become 'Write Disk Protected', and neither I can create and file in any of those drives, and nor I can delete any existing files.

Now when I am trying to format my computer with new copy of windows 7, it doesn't read the DVD, and nor the USB Flash Drive (Both are boot-able as they are tried and tested on another computer).

Hope my issue is clear to all of you... Read more

Answer:Write Disk Protected

this is why.
Mounting partitions
After Scan finishes, you will see the full list of found partitions. Now, you can add any found partition to the system by mounting and assigning a letter to it.

All partitions are mounted in the read-only mode. You won't be able to alter files on such partitions, but only to copy files off that partition. This guarantees that the data cannot be altered by the operating system or any software (including malware).
if possible remove the laptop hard drive and connect to another Pc via a usb cradle and try format from there,(ntfs) if that works pop it back in the laptop and try installing windows again.
 

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I have 16GB genx flash memory. I try to move 13GB folder to my pen drive but the flash memory become write protected and now I can not save files or format my flash memory. The folder that I copied originally contain pdf files but now it contain weird folders and when I click on properties it says that it has size of 119GB

what should I do?
 

Answer:my USB memry become write protected

Give this a read. It should fix this issue. Enable or Disable write protection of all USB devices

If that is a no go, there are some options you can try here. Solution to remove Write Protection from USB Pen Drive
 

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I just bought a WD 360gb external hard drive, I have vista home pre on my pc, every time i try to open or move a file to my external drive i get drive is wrie protected. as far as i know i did not do any thing to cause this can anyone help me remove thisconfused:confused
 

Answer:drive is write protected

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_turn_off_write_protect_on_your_hard_drive

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071209145450AAbkEK2

One of these two should help you. I hope one of the two helps you out. Post and let us know. Seems that it can be fixed simply by removing your connection and plugging it back in after a few seconds, lets Windows find it again.
 

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Hey,

After EVERY boot since installing Windown 7 64 (previously on Vista 64 with no issues), slave hard drive goes in to read only mode..
After EVERY boot, I have to use diskpart to clear readonly status.

While diskpart sorts the isse on a temp basis, its a real pita to have to do it on every boot. Any ideas on the cause of this issue so it can be resolved once and for all??

Thanks.

Answer:Slave HDD Write Protected

Copy everything you need off of the drive to another one. Format the drive to NTFS using "quick." Replace files and folders on the drive.

That's the quick and dirty way to proceed on this one.

Before you format and after you copy stuff off of it though, open an elevated command prompt. Type takeown /f D: and hit enter. Change D to the drive letter of the HDD. See if this fixes first.

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I'm trying to use a CD-RW to write files directly to it. I'm told that you can do this in XP, but if I try and copy files to the E: drive it comes up with "Cannot copy ... The disk is write-protected. Remoe the write-protection or use another disk." I can use Nero to write stuff to it okay, but not with Windows explorer.I've also tried using InCD, but this will only do a "quick erase" of a disk. If I try and do a full erase or a format, it comes up with an error also.What am I doing wrong?

Answer:"Write protected" error when using CD-RWs

Use one or the other but not both. XP uses a cutdown version of Roxio Easy CD Creator which does not sit easily with Nero/InCD. If all you want is the basics uninstall Nero and you should be OK.

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I have a trojan on my computer that is write protected and I cannot get rid of it. The name of the file is downloaderEV. I need suggestions on what to do to get rid of this file.
Thank you!
 

Answer:Write Protected trojans

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I am operating on WindowsXP and one of my spyware programs has write protected my System 32 files. Now I can't uninstall any of the spywares to un write protect my system nor can I unclick the write protection button without it resetting to protected.

Does anyone know how I can fix the write protection. I can't install any program with dll's to the system 32 files until I can get this fixed...and I really dont want to have to scrub the whole drive and restart!

Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Jenn
 

Answer:System 32 write protected

Carcanague said:

I am operating on WindowsXP and one of my spyware programs has write protected my System 32 files. Now I can't uninstall any of the spywares to un write protect my system nor can I unclick the write protection button without it resetting to protected.

Does anyone know how I can fix the write protection. I can't install any program with dll's to the system 32 files until I can get this fixed...and I really dont want to have to scrub the whole drive and restart!

Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Jenn Click to expand...

Running hijackthis

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

and posting the log would be a good start.

That way we could take a look look at any possible unfreindlies that may be causing this.

.
 

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Hi guys,

I have a problem, I can't remove the Write Protection on my USB Flash Drive.

I've tried to remove using Registry Editor, but nothing happened.

It doesn't have a physical switch.

Can you help me?

Thanks in advance.

-kev

Answer:Disk Write Protected

How old/used is it? It is possible that it has reached the end of its life. I know the SD cards used in the studios at work will do this.

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Hello,i recently found out that i have the recycler virus on my usb,but i didn't remove it straight away,and some days later when i wanted to reuse my usb i simply wanted to format it,but it says drive is write protected,i tried many ways to remove the write protection but my usb doesn't have any unlock function and on properties there is no security option,i tried the Storagedevicepropertie but that didn't work either,i did a quick malewarebytes scan and here is the log,Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:write protected Usb virus

You need to have MBAM fix what it found. Then please do an online scan:

eSet Online Scan.

Attach the log.
 

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i have a 4gb pen drive which is not formatted it shows that "this disk is write protected "
can anyone help me to format this disk.

Answer:write protected pen drive

give this a shot:

1. click Start.

2. type in diskpart

3. wait for the black screen to apear, and type in "list disk"

4. find out which disk is your pen drive then type "select disk (pen drive number)"

5. type format.

try that and post results

Thanks

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I have a friend who has a aquired a 64MB USB Thumbdrive as a corporate gift. For some reason, the USB drive is write-protected. It has a small switch on it showing a closed padlock and an open one, but even when it is switched to the open one, the drive is still write protected.

How can this drive be unlocked for use?
 

Answer:USB Drive Write-Protected

What brand is it?? Does it prompt for a password in order to access the drive?? Maybe try going to website of the manufacturer...they might have a resolution for the problem posted on their website if it a problem they are aware of!!

Roger
 

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I have a Kingmax 256MB Memory stick which we used once and went to format it and got the prompt "Write Protected Disk" can any one tell how to unwrite protect it. It has no switch on it to lock it or write protect it. Thanks.
 

Answer:Write Protected disk

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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?

Answer: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

Answer:The media is write protected.

How are you transferring the file?

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DVD-RW are re-writable correct? I tired to format it and it said i couldn't because of write protection is there any way i can remove the write protection on it?

Answer:Write Protected DVD-RW, can't format

Are you able to write to CD disks?
Have you ever written to DVDs before, using this drive? Using the same DVDs?
The disks might not be compatible with the drive.
Are you absolutely sure they are erasable disks ?

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I am trying to move tracks from my computer to mp3 player but will not let me as it is protected how can I turn the protection off
 

Answer:write protected discs

Turn what protection off?

are the files on your HDD protected (and if so where did you get them from) or is the MP3 player protected not allowing to to copy onto it?
 

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I'm trying to save my textures I collected over the years from a 3d program to a CD-R disk I haven't used in a while.Theirs plenty of space left and it says: Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.Im on windows XP. Thanks

Answer:Write protected disk

Quote:




to a CD-R disk




What is the CD burning software you are using? CD-R discs are Write once media by default. Unless the first time you burned it you chose to make a multi-session disc in the burning software program. CD-RW discs can be written to more then once as long as you do not Finalize the CD.
Instead of using a CD-R you should use a USB Flash drive, or better yet a USB HDD.

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How do i disable the write protection on a USB drive on a windows 2003 server client PC. I have a XP client and can access the registry but cannot edit it there has to be a way to bounce reg chk?
 

Answer:The device is write protected

maybe

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Bill
 

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How To Format This Type of Pen Drive

Answer:pen drive write protected

Error in posting... see next post

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