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Is drive "K" a flash drive?

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1. i have problem with my pc that is file protection is not disable. 2. i can't format my usb flash drive 4gb.becoz it is write protected. i can't remove write protection in regedit. plz help me.

Is there a hardware swich to give write protection? Any files or programs on your stick open? A restart can often solve most write protection bugs.

Mar 13, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to Protect Your USB from Receiving Virus

If you want to protect your USB from receiving unwanted files i.e. virus, worm, spy, trojan etc than you are at the right place.
What I'm gonna tell you is that how to setup your registry to stop a computer from saving files to your USB (It'll block all of them)

If you have windows XP with SP2, then you can disable the writing option to USB drives. This trick is very useful if you have virus in your computer and want to copy files from a USB Drive but don’t want to transfer virus to the USB. Follow the given steps to disable the USB writing option:

To edit the computer registry, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

First click on Start button and type “Regedit” in Run option.

Here locate the location to:

Here in right side panel, click right to create a key with the name “StorageDevicePolicies”.

Now in left side panel, select “StorageDevicePolicies” key, again right click to create new DWORD value then label it “WriteProtect”. Set its value to “1?. But again to enable writing, set its values to “0?.

Now close the registry editor
Note: If it won't work then restart your pc

Alternative way:
open notepad and copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Now save the file with the extension ".reg".
Double click on the file you just saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.
That's it your USB is now protected

open notepad and copy and paste the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Now save the file with the extension ".reg".
Double click on the file you just saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.
That's it your protection is now disabled.

on Jun 27, 2010 | PC Desktops


Heres a Few Tips to Speed up WIndows Vista...

1.Turn off Windows Search Indexing
Windows Vista search indexing is constantly reviewing files on your system to make their contents available for quick searching. This is handy, but can severely impact system performance.
To disable this constant indexing:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* On General Tab, Uncheck Index this drive for faster searching
* On the subsequent dialog box, Select Include subfolders and files
2. Turn off Remote Differential Compression
Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved. By constantly checking for file changes, this service can hinder system performance.
To disable this service:
* Open Control Panel
* Switch to Classic View
* Select Program Features
* Choose Turn Windows features on and off
* Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression
3. Turn off Automatic Windows Defender Operation
Windows Defender real-time protection against malware continues to run despite having Automatic operation disabled.
To disable this feature:
* Open Control Panel
* Select Windows Defender
* Choose Tools from the top menu
* Select Options
* Uncheck Auto Start at the bottom of the window
4. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation
Windows Vista and its always-on defragment feature isn’t really that necessary and can cause system slow down. Just remember to run a defrag manually every week or so.
To disable this:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* Select the Tools Tab
* Uncheck Run on a schedule
5. Add a 2GB or higher USB Flash drive to take advantage of Windows Ready Boost (Additional Memory Cache)
Ready Boost is Microsoft’s name for using a USB thumb/flash drive to provide some quick access memory the operating system can use as extra RAM. The Ready Boost system can significantly improve system performance.
To set this up:
* Insert a USB Flash Drive (preferably 2GB or more)
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the USB Drive in My Computer
* Select the Ready Boost Tab
* Choose Use this device
* Select as much space as you can free up for RAM usage vs. Storage
6. Turn off Windows Hibernation
Windows hibernation background services can use a large amount of system resources. If you don’t use the Hibernate feature on a regular basis you may want to disable it to give Vista a performance boost.
To disable Hibernation:
* Select the Control Panel then Power Options
* Click Change Plan Settings
* Click on Change Advanced Power Settings
* Expand the Sleep selection
* Expand the Hibernate After selection
* Crank the selector down to zero
* Click Apply
7. Turn off System Restore
Analysis and restore point creation by Windows Vista can eat a fair amount of system resources. Disabling this service will obviously mean the system restore feature in Vista will not be available in the event of a system crash. Change this at your own risk.
* Control Panel>System
* Click System Protection on the left panel
* Uncheck the main system drive
* Agree to the confirmation
8. Disable User Access Control (UAC)
This much-loathed new Vista feature attempts to protect your system from malware infection by making you manually confirm a whole host of everyday user operations. While it doesn’t directly impact performance, it can be annoying and might be more hassle than good.
To disable User Access Control:
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select User Accounts
* Select Turn User Account Control on or off
* Uncheck User Account Control Box
* Restart as recommended
9. Disable excess Windows Services that Auto-Launch at Startup
Just like Windows XP, Vista ships with all kinds of services enabled that load at startup and may never be used by most users.
To see what loads at startup and disable the ones you likely won’t be needing (they can always be started manually later):
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select Administrative Tools
* Choose System Configuration
* Click the Services Tab
* You can safely deselect:
– Offline Files (unless you’re using Offline File Sync)
– Tablet PC Input Service (unless you have a tablet PC)
– Terminal Services
– Windows Search (If you have already disabled indexing)
– Fax (unless you’re using a fax modem)
10. Disable Excess Windows Features
Windows ships with other features that are listed separately in the Vista operating system from the startup services.
You can view and disable these features by:
* Clicking Start then Control Panel
* Select Program Features
* On the left panel, select Turn Windows Features on or off
* You can safely deselect:
– Indexing Service
– Remote Differential Compression
– Tablet PC Optional Components
– Windows DFS Replication Service
– Windows Fax & Scan (unless you use a modem for faxing)
– Windows Meeting Space (unless you use the Live Meeting Service)

on Jun 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My pen drive is not complete format no any data copy to pen drive error show remove write proteted plz give me solution fast


Find out a button on the pen drive which has to be pressed or a knob that has to be moved to disable write protect on your pen drive. The type of switch for write varies in different pend drives.


Aug 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do i get content control unblocked from my lap top. im using a vodafone mobile connect usb stick, its driving me mad please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

Content Control is a feature of your Internet Explorer browser. You can disable it. Open your IE and go to Tools menu and click "Internet Options". In the dialog box that appears, click on the "Content" tab. There you can see the Parental Control and Content Advisor. You can disable them if they are enabled. Once disabled, you are no longer blocked in browsing any sites. Give it a try.

May 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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McAffe security protection. Compaq Presario XP

The Windows Firewall is different from MCafee Security Centre. And if it has a X on it that means Ur MCafee Protection is disabled or May be expired.
To Check that, Just click on the MCafee Icon on the desktop or on the botton right hand corner, and check if its disabled or u needs to renew it.

Thank You,
Your Tech Support,
Manish Shirsikar

May 18, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

I know this probably doesn't qualify as a 'solution', but try using VLC to play your DVDs instead of Media Player. From what I understand, Media Player has a whole host of issues with DVD playback.

VLC is free and can be downloaded from here:

Hope this helps!

Mar 29, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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The "motorola phone tools" version 4 disk that came with my W510 motorola cell phone will not download to my computer.The following pops up about half way into the setup: feature;program...

Make sure the disk is clean and you do no have any virus protection running while installed. Disable you virus protection.

  1. Go into My Computer, right-click on the drive that contains the CD, Select Copy.
  2. Navigate to your Desktop or other location you will remember. Right-click Paste. (This will create a folder of all the files on the CD Drive where ever you paste them)
  3. If the disk copies successfully, open the folder you have just created. Run the Setup.exe application and install. (However, if it fails to copy there is a problem with the CD or the CDROM drive. In most cases a cheap drive replacement is always available.)
This problem usually occurs when the spin rate of the disc and drive are not transferring data sufficiently to install. This can also be interrupted by virus protection that is reading every file being installed. Other possible problems are loose drive cables, software, poorly burnt discs or damaged media.

Hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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System restore

you should disable your anti-virus protection. if that doesnt work i think you should reformat your hard drive

Mar 11, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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