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REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM EXTERNAL DRIVE

EVERY MEMORY STICK OR MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE I TRY TO USE SHOWS UP AS WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I REMOVE THIS.
I TRIED DOWN LOADING THE MBRFIX IT WOULD NOT WORK HELP PLEASE I HAVE VISTA HOME PRE ON MY PC

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  • naveen_shriv Dec 10, 2008

    Hi Sir myself Naveen Shrivastava
    sir i was used my pen drive from winxp to another os version. afterwards it gives me an error that disk is write protected. i tried to remove or format but again it gives me prob that it is write protected and not able to format. i used different solutions but unable to format or remove write protected. please help me. how can i remove this write protection.

  • naveen_shriv Dec 10, 2008

    Hi Sir myself Suneet Kharbanda
    sir i was used my pen drive from winxp to another os version. afterwards it gives me an error that disk is write protected. i tried to remove or format but again it gives me prob that it is write protected and not able to format. i used different solutions but unable to format or remove write protected. please help me. how can i remove this write protection.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I am having the same problem, but when I try saving to the external hard drive. I tried looking for that security tab, but it's not on it. I have Windows Vista basic. I hope that's not why.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    I am having the same type of problem, but with CD and DVD rewritable discs. The computers keeps telling me that the disk is not writeable or that the drive is not accessible or other infuriateling errors.

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Problem is caused by NTFS partition on Vista.
Remove drive then reinsert or insert right after full boot.
Back up data, reformat in fat then copy data back.

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Insert your memory stick or your external drive / go to My Computer / right click your drive / go to properties / under the Security tab, just check the Full Control under permission / click apply then ok
hope this helps

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I cannot save,move or copy files from my external hardisk(toshiba) always write-protected appear,if I reformat the ext.hardisk is says write-protected ,what is the best way?And the best procedures?Thanks

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