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Remove write protection from dIsc

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  • Partition
  • Hard Drives
  • Write Protection
  • Format
  • Windows Vista
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Anonymous
February 19, 2010 5:51:03 AM

Hello,I wanted to format my d disc(hard drive partition) but then appears a message saying the operation did not complete because the media is write protected. how to remove this protection? thanks

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February 19, 2010 5:55:42 AM

Check whether any files or programs in that drive are in use, before formatting.
If yes, close them all & try again!
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February 19, 2010 6:01:40 AM

1. Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
3. Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.
4. To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click OK, and then click OK again.

Hope this helps!
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Anonymous
February 19, 2010 6:12:42 AM

I´we tried that before, but that is the moment when the message appears, when I press second ok.
shame that it doens´t help
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February 19, 2010 6:17:41 AM

The program diskpart.exe is part of Vista and provides a means of checking to see if a disk is marked read only and to change the flag if it is. Full documentation is in Microsoft Help & Support at

A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

Here's the procedure for checking the disk status.

1. Open cmd window running as administrator
2. Run diskpart.exe
3. At the "DISKPART>" prompt enter the following commands. Text from // onwards is a descriptive comment
4. >list volume //shows volumes and drive letters
5. >select volume n //set focus on desired volume number n from list
6. >detail volume //gives detailed attribute list for selected volume

To clear the read-only attribute for the selected disk, type:
ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY
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