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Write Protection on Hard Drive

I get the error "Cannot copy file - make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use" when I try to copy files onto my WD1600BEV 160GB External HD. Free disk space available is still around 54GB and the file is not in use. Also, I am getting the error "Cannot safely eject disk" when I try to eject the HD from my computer. Thanks in advance

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I think your machine could be affected with a virus. Most of the viruses do that to block you to access the hard disk or any external media. Try this good antivirus that i have come across the net its a demo version that works for 30 days but it will do you good.

Here is the download link:
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Its a virus.
Plz download AVG anti-virus and install it.
It will definately solve your problem.

Posted on May 12, 2009

  • Inala Praveen Kumar May 12, 2009

    Its a virus.
    Plz download AVG anti-virus and install it.
    It will definately solve your problem.

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