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I have a terabyte Western Digital external hard drive. I'm using Windows 7. The drive keeps resetting itself to say Write-Protection on. It won't let me install anything onto it most of the time. Can you help me stop this from setting itself ths way? Thanks

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You're getting "clues" that the disk-drive is about to completely FAIL.

While you still can, copy all the files from the drive onto your disk-drive, and/or onto blank DVD-writable media.

Then, check if the device is still under warranty;
if it is, exercise the warranty to get a replacement.

If not under warranty, then WD has a "Customer Loyalty Program".
Access their online store, and cite the serial-number of your unit, and you'll get a discount on the purchase of another WD device.

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