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

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

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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Answer:Media is write protected

Right click, Properties?

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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 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

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you run Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows?

Do run it and check your drive.

WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor

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Hi, everyone

I 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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For the past few days I am facing an issue that my pc restarts by itself after a while without showing any kind of message neither does it shows any message while rebooting regarding the CPU Overheating moreover the temp did not go beyond 58-59 C.
I scanned by pc with latest anti-virus including the boot sector and even i checked the startup option through msconfig, and i did not find out anything wrong there.
Since the time I am facing this issue i am facing one more issue that whenever i attach a removable drive like flash drive and memory card through card reader to my pc it says the disk is write protected remove write protection from it.
So, finally I decided to format the c: drive on which my os was loaded and after the same the issue of write protection to usb drives is gone but the restaring issue still persists
Please help and send some suggestions asap

Thanks & Regards
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Answer:PC Restaring by itself without any message and usb drives getting write protected

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Answer:Roxio Easy CD + write protected message

There was a fix for xp conflicts at one time on Roxio site.

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Answer:My pen drive showing write protected message.

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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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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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I right clicked on the file>properties and uncheck read only file. Still I can't access those folders at all and I can't get rid of them. Can you suggest something else I can do to either view the contents or delete the folders from my hard drive.
Thanks,
Sandy
 

Answer:Error message write protected, full disk or in use file

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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.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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'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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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

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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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 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

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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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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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'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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My SD card was borrowed to take some photos. Because it already had photos on, the user copied them to a pc, then deleted them from the card. Before returning the card, the photos were put back on. I think this may have messed the card up for use in my camera. No matter what I do, I get a message that the card is 'write protected', even though the lock is off. I can view/copy the files that are on the card, so there's no problem about losing photos, but the card no longer works in my camera, and it's a 32gb, which I use (or used to) regularly for videos of bands. My question really is, is the card now scrap? Or can I get it up and running again? It's recognized straight away when I put in the pc.
 

Answer:Write Protected SD card

it has possibly been formatted for a different format than your camera recognises

computers will recognise different formats
see if you can format the card in a computer to fat not fat 32 and then put in camera and format again in the camera

make sure you have copied off any pictures you want to keep first
 

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I have two different sd card, One is a normal SD card, the other is a mirco sd card in an adapter, I am wanting to copy my documents and stuff to them before I transfer them over to a new user on the computer (user account they are on is corrupt). So I put in the first sd card and get the Disk is write-protected error. So I take it out and check not locked. Reconnect copy file same error. grab the other sd card go though the steps and same error. So I took the mirco sd card and put it in a tablet I have hooked the tablet to the computer went to copy the same file and it copies it just fine. Is there a reason that the mirco sd card is "write-protected" when in the adapter and not in the tablet? Also is there a way to fix this so I can copy stuff to sd cards in the future. Windows 10 machine

Answer:Write-protected disk

Is this computer your trying to copy data off of one that ( is or was a work computer ) to where there might be something enabled to protect from data being copied/stollen off of it?

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i have a silicon power 32Gb USB flash. i wanna format it . the error shows up : the disk is write protected . what to do ?

tried every solution on the internet including Regedit.exe and CMD
 

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I'm having trouble formatting or copying files to my Kingston pen drive. It says the disk is write protected. I tried registry fixes, diskpart etc. Still no success. Please help.
 

Answer:Disk is write protected

Are you using an Administrator account on your computer?
 

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I have two different sd card, One is a normal SD card, the other is a mirco sd card in an adapter, I am wanting to copy my documents and stuff to them before I transfer them over to a new user on the computer (user account they are on is corrupt). So I put in the first sd card and get the Disk is write-protected error. So I take it out and check not locked. Reconnect copy file same error. grab the other sd card go though the steps and same error. So I took the mirco sd card and put it in a tablet I have hooked the tablet to the computer went to copy the same file and it copies it just fine. Is there a reason that the mirco sd card is "write-protected" when in the adapter and not in the tablet? Also is there a way to fix this so I can copy stuff to sd cards in the future. Windows 10 machine

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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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Every time I try to delete material on my old floppies I get the message "cannot delete, disk write protected. Remove write protection or use another disk." However, none of my floppies are write protected. Can anybody help please?

Answer:write protected floppies

have you checked the write protection cover, it may have slippednot to make you sound stupid but i`ve done it.mark

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I recently started having problems with WinXP. I can't download anything. I get a message:
C:\DOCUME~1\KYLERA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\sgjden5l.zip could not be saved because you cannot change the contents of that folder
Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location.

Also, I can't save files in MS Publisher or open any templetes. I get message:
The disk you are trying to write to is write protected. Make the disk read-write or use a different disk.
Lastly, all of the items in my temp folder seem to be locked. I can't delete anything and there is about 200-500 files.
All of this started after uninstalling McAfee antivirus software and trying to get rid of this stupid
#msntb_toolbar_full_name# is unable to load its config file.
If you have recently upgraded to a newer version of the #msntb_toobar_full_name#
and have not restarted your computer since the upgrade, please try restarting
your computer. If the problem persists, please reinstall the #msntb_toolbar_full_name#.

But like I said earlier, I cant go re-download the msn toolbar.

Answer:Is My Harddrive Write Protected?

First thing, try this free, online scan to ensure that your system is OK: http://safety.live.com/After that, let us know what it said - then we'll be able to give more specific suggestions.

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registry edit (Change the "Value data" entry to .0) but not resolve..
using diskpart method but not resolve... please help me..
 

Answer:usb pen drive is write protected

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Hello sir/maam,my USB pendrive drive is v229g 16gb pendrive and it is write protected. I want to resolve my USB problem and want to format.

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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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I've been trying to add songs to my Polariod Pocket Jam 3 MP3 player, which is also a thumb drive.

When i try to add items to the disk space, it lets me.
When i try to add MP3s to the MP3 space, it says that my file is write-protected and i need to remove the write-protection. How do i do that? There are no switches, like on or off besides the play buttons. Which i already tried hitting those.

I really want to know how to remove the write-protection.... in english please
 

Answer:MP3 Player says it's write-protected!

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hi........... friend suggest some ans how can i operate my usb its write protected not giveing to format or install any thing or copy paste the data in that is their any rgistry or hardware issue

Answer:write protected usb drive

Is this a U3 drive? Can you access files on the drive already but not format or add to 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 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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HelloI have an mp3 player which, when I try to delete or import files, tells me the disk is write protected and I cannot add or delete files.I have looked around on the net and seen advice such as going into the properties of the file, but this did not work.Can anyone suggest a fix for this please.Thank youRichard

Answer:Write protected mp3 player

Several reasons why this can happen on a USB device1. corrupt file on the deviceformat the device or run Kill disk (remember this will wipe everything on the device).2. the device has a write protect or hold switchmove switch to correct posititon.3. Incorrect setting in windows Storage Device Policiesdo a "regedit" for StorageDevicePolicies key.. Get into the Registry - Press Start -> Run, enter regedit, press Ok. Click on My Computer. Then press File -> Export, give some file name to backup the registry. Just incase you ever need to rollback.. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicies. In the right pane select "writeprotect". RESET the value to '0'Repeat the same for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 incase they exist.Now plug in your USB drives and it should work. Else just reboot the machine and try. This has worked on most of the machines on which I tried.

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I'm having trouble formatting or copying files to my Kingston pen drive. It says the disk is write protected. I tried registry fixes, diskpart etc. Still no success. Please help.

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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 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

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