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USB PROBLEMS if I connect a flash or my external HDD in one of USB ports (doesn't matter witch one) and I want to delete a file, or write on this device, I receive the message 'IT'S WRITE PROTECTED", but I know that is no protection on my device because on other coputers it runs ok. Many thanks, Silvia Medinschi

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If it runs ok on other computers and if it isn't on yours then it is surely a driver problem... try updating the driver using device manager...

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2. USB port (hardware problem) - try a different USB port.

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If your device is blinking fast then it means the problem could be that your are using an incorrect mode of connection for e.g. a USB extension cord , or a USB hub to connect your external HDD.

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7. It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to check the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure.
 
8. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

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10. Ensure that you have set removable drives for "quick removal" or that you use the "Safely Remove Hardware" option often shown on the lower toolbar. It is possible that files my not be fully written to external devices before they are removed. This corrupts the file itself and even on occasion the drive.
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