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I had an Iomega ZIP 100 Internal ZIP Drive in my old computer. I now have a new computer which has an Iomega Zip 750 Internal ZIP Drive. My ZIP 100 disks have now become write-protected. How can I remove this write protection so that I can copy to and delete from these disks? I have Windows XP Pro. Thank you for your assistance. Jo Kay

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You can disable write protection with 2 method first check jumper settings on harddrive and set jumper into position where write protecion is disable.You can fine intruction on harddrive surface for set jumper for disable write protection.
seconds method is in bios.
when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then go to advanced optios and make sure write protection is disable .
Also open my computer right click on harddrive then check property and make sure it is not read only.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
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