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Check for any tabs on the disk itself. There should be one. Slide the tab in the opposite direction.

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I am assuming the Zip is plugged through USB and not parallel

To disable writing access to USB drives and make all drives has only read-only access, follow these steps:

  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl
  3. Create a New Key named as StorageDevicePolicies.
  4. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
  5. Double click on WriteProtect, and set its value data to 1
  6. OK, and Apply and Restart Machine

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