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The media is write protected on internal HDD

Question: The media is write protected on internal HDD

After installing an mSata SSD as my main boot drive for Windows 10 Enterprise I can no longer write to the internal HDD.
I have checked the read only status in disk part and everything is correct.
If I pull the drive from the laptop and insert it into a usb dock I can write files to just fine.
I am running out of space in the SSD and it really bugs me not being able to use my HDD.
Thanks for any input.

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Preferred Solution: The media is write protected on internal HDD

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Answer: The media is write protected on internal HDD

Have you tried switching the internal HDD to a different SATA port when using it inside the PC enclosure/case? I'm curious if this is a property of just one SATA port or all of the available ones in your machine. If you can try plugging it into (or switching cables to use) a different SATA port, it may solve your problem (in which case you'll know it was the port) or not (in which case the drive becomes a more interesting suspect -- "interesting" because you can write to it when plugged into an external dock). For the nonce, you might want to just use it in your dock so you can write to it while we're getting this figured out.
HTH,
--Ed--

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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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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

Answer: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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My harddrive is divided into two partitions (c: and d. c: partition works fine, but i can't save or modify any files on d: partition. every time pops-up error "the media is write protected". is there any solution to get rid of it?
 

Answer:The media is write protected

Have a read through this very similar question someone else asked that my friend google found for me.
 

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So i have a hard drive (eSATA WD 400GB) that im trying to write to I cant says premissions denied, and I look at the drive owner it it says Everyone. Not me or SYSTEM or AUTHENTICATED USERS. I am unable to change the permissions on the drive, and there is no write protect on thje drive can someone help.
 

Answer:The Media is Write Protected

Is this a slave drive? Also, what operating system are you using?
 

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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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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

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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 All, I have a USB2 1gb. Key drive. I have a couple of files on it now and want to delete them and add another file, But it comes up with the error message "The Media is write protected"How do I unprotect it? I do not remember protecting it, I have tried to format it but it comes up with the same error message.Thank YouCheersFlobby

Answer:Media is write protected

Right click, Properties?

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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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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...
 

Answer: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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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.

Answer:(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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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!

Answer: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 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!

Answer: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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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.

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

UP UP

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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

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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Using DI 7 on a regular basis to back up C to D drive I normally am asked if the existing image should be overwritten. Clicking Yes the copying proceeds.On this last occasion I was presented with "The Media is write protected" dialogue. To get around this I create a new folder and proceed.Question is: Why has this suddenly changed? There is nothing untoward from previous images, just a regular cleanup of system, uninstalling an unused program etc and updating the image.

Answer:Drive Image 7 "Media Is Write Protected"

No idea but you can change it by going into explorer, right click the Image file and change the file attributes to Archive remove the tick in write protect

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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.

Answer: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

Answer: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!
 

Answer: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!

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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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?

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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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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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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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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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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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: 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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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 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 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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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

Quote:





Originally Posted by elnicelopez96


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 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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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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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

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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How To Format This Type of Pen Drive

Answer:pen drive write protected

Error in posting... see next post

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badly needed help here

my friend used my 8gb flash drive and now it was infected with virus
and she reformat it without telling me...

now its write protected and cant be reformat

can someone help me how to remove the write protected thingy and recover it back?

Answer:USB write protected, cant reformat

Try this.

Download Windows Executable (works without installation): HDD Low Level Format Tool ver.4.25

HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool

Plugin your pendrive, run the executable and low level format it. It fills all the sectors with zero and reinitialises it to the factory condition.



Once the lowlevel format is successfully completed, do a regular format.

I recommend HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. (Run it as administrator)

Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 Free - Windows-based Format Utility for HP Drive Key or DiskOnKey USB Device - Softpedia

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I have my nephews mp3 player and we cannot get anything to copy to it every time you try it says disc is write protected. how do we remove this from the player as the same message appears if you try to re format the player so it is the player that is protected. it has music on it but as he can't add any more he is getting annoyed.can anyone help please

Answer:mp3 player write protected

Make model number??

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I just ran my McAfee virus scan and it picked up either a virus or a program that says it is write-protected. It will not be cleaned, quarantined or deleted. What does write-protected mean and how do I find it and get rid of it ? Any help on this would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: write-protected

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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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Heey

Could you help me to come out from this issues....?

1-The storage drive( Kingstone USB ) (drive I:\) will not let me write to it. I cannot rename, delete, cut, or write any new files to any part of that drive

2-there is virus it called sality and it doesn't remove Because the dist is write- protected

3- there are files change its names to symoble and its size change to be 40 GB bigger than USB Size : 8 GB !!!!!!!!!

i trired all soultion but now way
i hope to find soultion with you
 

Answer:USB The disk is write-protected

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Hi... First of all > sorry my english.When i put a CD or DVD in my DVD-rom on my computer i recieve this message : "Prepare this blank disc" :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323769_1.jpgWhen i click next :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323773_2.jpgAnd when i click OK :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323777_3.jpgand then nothing happend. I can then open and see what is on the CD or DVD.. I've tried to uninstall my dvd from Device manager and restart , but than happend again...maadOn XP SP3 (same Computer) is everything OK .Can someone give me an advice??? .... thanks...

Answer:The Disc is write protected !

Is this on a CD that you have already burned something on and you want to add to it?
Depending on how and what program you used to burn the CD, you probably finalized the disk, which in other terms means it is write protected and cannot be altered

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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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I have a 8 GB corsair survivor flash drive which is all of a sudden telling me that the device is write protected or read only. I am using the device with windows vista home edition. Any ideas.......other than trying to return it to corsair?

Michael
 

Answer:Write Protected Error

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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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Hi folks, Hoping someone can help me with this conundrum. My OS is Vista, and Im trying to format a CD-R. The CD is completely blank and has never been used, but when I attempt to format I receive the message 'The disk is write protected'.If its useful information, I have a DVD drive - Mat*[email protected]:a DVD +-RW UJ 875S ATA.Can anyone advise how I can successfully format the disk so I can burn files to it?Many thanks,N

Answer:Write Protected Disk

CD/DVD-r disk are a write once disk and cannot be formated but using the correct program allows you to write to the disk until it is full but will not be seen by another CD/DVD reader until the disk has been finalized.CD/DVD-RW disk can be formated but need a program to do this, windows can not.Knowing what you trying to write to the disk and what program are you using ie NERO would help us help you.

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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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Including a brand new out of the box SD card...is my card reader at fault or something else amiss ?

Answer:SD Cards...4 in a row say they are write protected when they are not..

Ok, just checked another card, and thats OK, so its not the card reader..perhaps the folders & files (music) Im trying to copy to the cards are set incorrectly ?

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I was trying to use one of hexxeh's chromium builds to install on my usb, but now I can't format it anymore. I get the error, "The disk is write protected." I've tried creating a registry key StorageDevicePolicies with WriteProtect set to 0 as suggested, and using the HP USB disk storage tool. Nothing will work.

Answer:USB is write protected, cannot reformat

Does it work properly in another computer?

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I dropped my phone and the micro SD, 64GB, seems to be bad. I found my old 32GB and inserted in my phone. Well, there were left over data from the previous phone of 5GB which I didn't need. I deleted the files by using the windows explorer connected via phone and via usb adapter. I inserted back in the phone and I still see the files. I formatted the disk and it completes it but I still see the files. I realize I can't write to it and have been trying to find a fix.

I tried all types of formatting through windows.

I tried downloading sdformattter.
I tried diskpart. It formats to 100% but it says that Diskpart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Even Log for more information (which I don't know where this log is located).

I really would like to resolve this if I can.

Answer:MICRO SD Write Protected

Hi there,
I would suggest checking the physical memory card for the read/write switch and putting it to the write/unlocked position and try re-formatting the SD card with the actual phone or the phones manager program on your computer as it usually has to be formatted in a specific format and folder setup. - If you choose to format the 32gb sd card with your phone please be careful to format the sd card and not your phones internal memory

Also are the files being properly deleted and then coming back or can you not delete anything off of it?

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i am not able to find storage device police in My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDeviceP olicies
 

Answer:Write protected in my pen drive

From here: http://www.w-tweaks.com/html/sp2_external_usb_sticks_proble.html




In case the key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, right-click on the Control key and select New/Key. Name it StorageDevicePolicies. Open this key and right-click on an empty spot in the right-hand side of the window. Select New/DWORD Value and name it WriteProtect. Enter 0 to deactivate the write protection.Click to expand...

Mind you, it's not in mine either, and USB are fine
You haven't just flicked the little switch on the pen drive, that write protects it have you? (some don't have this though)
 

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I've got a samsung 1GB HDD which I need to format but when I try it says its write protected and won't allow it. I been into safe mode with CMD but its still the same. I deleted it as a volume and recreated it with no affect. Is there a way fo doing this?

Answer:How to format a write protected HDD

Found the answer on this site http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverfiles/thread/7859d8c0-7438-4836-8408-a0c550c8ba0a
BAsically I had to reset the read only flag on the volume. Very easy to do once you know how..

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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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Hello all. I need your help. I have a USB drive and it is write protected. I cannot format it with windows advanced boot option, I am not able to change the registry value for storage policies even. I have tried multiple PCs to format it. No luck

Please help guys...it is imp.

Thanks.

Answer:USB drive is write protected.

Hi,

Have you tried to perform a CLEAN or CLEAN ALL command from DISKPART in order to wipe the drive?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then attempt the format after that.

Regards,
Golden

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i bought lenovo thinkPad just yesterday,  when i send file or document from my machine to usb pendrive or extenal HD  the reply is always THIS USB DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED . i try all my other usb drive but still the reply is always the same. Please can any one help me out. but i can send file or document to thinkPad without any problem.

Answer:Disk write protected

Hi liteproof, There are many reasons to cause this issue. I've found a web site that listed the possibilities and possible solutions. Well worth a look. How to Remove Read Only Protection From USB Drivehttp://www.techzain.com/2012/03/how-to-remove-read-only-protection-from.htmlFred





T61 + X201i

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Okay to fold this into an existing thread I couldn't find. 
 
I need a fix for the write protection problem with Win7. My files are all "Read Only" so I have keep saving them under new names to keep my work. Nothing I found in Google gave me any help. 
 
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Answer:Yet again, files are write-protected ...

What "write protection problem with Win 7" are you referring to, please?  A link describing such would be useful.
 
Are these MS Office files of which you speak?
 
Louis

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Hi,
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]

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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If a usb says don't format me i am write protected then what to do?

Answer:If a usb says don't format me i am write protected then what to do

I do believe that you could take ownership of it (Take Ownership Shortcut) and then format it. If that doesn't work, post back here.

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Plz help .

Please could you tell me how to locate Flash rom or bios write protect jumper on my motherboard - VNF3-250 //chaintech Nforce3.
Thx
Santhan
 

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Hi!

I have to format my SSD in cmd, and have tried this command:

"Attributes Disk Clear Readonly"

This should usually work fine in most cases, but the message I get says it's not allowed.
The SSD is my former boot-disk with Win 8 installed on it.

Does anyone know a command or e sequence that will allow me to format the disk?

- Carl -

Answer:Formatting write protected SSD in cmd

From Admin command prompt, You can try diskpart:
diskpartlist diskselect disk # ======> where # is the disk number. Make sure you select the correct #cleanexitOpen Disk management and right click on the disk # -> initialize

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I have a friend who is trying to get write protected files off his computer. When he runs his virus program he has a lot of unwanted programs and viruses that can't be deleted, cleaned, or quarantined, any suggestions for him besides reinstalling the whole computer again?

Thanks bikrchik
 

Answer:write protected files

Hi, and welcome to tsg
can you let us know what virus etc
make/model of pc?
what windows version?
HIJACK THIS:
Try not to reboot
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can get to other sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far... Read more

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I am trying to create an xp boot disc to floppy using one of your links, but every time I put floppy in and try to save it says Write protected disc, even when the lock is off, all my old floppies wouldn't work so I bought a new pack of formatted discs 3M Imation High density DS, HD diskettes and it says the same for every single one.

Help please!

Answer:write protected floppy

Could be a bad floppy drive
What are you wanting to do and which tutorial are you reading?

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