Write protected Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: October 27, 2009 11:25 AM in Storage Share sujitgujrathi October 27, 2009 7:38:18 AM dear sir, how can i remove write protected error with my pen drive and external hard disk. please replay me Positively as soon as possible. More about : write protected evongugg a b G Storage October 27, 2009 11:09:19 AM For the pen drive: Some drives have a switch on them to lock it. i'v ran into a problem like that, and could not fix it untill i formated it, with a USB pen drive tool. http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/330/HP_USB_Stick_F... The pen drive may be bad and need replacement. evongugg a b G Storage October 27, 2009 11:25:58 AM For the external hard disk: Try removing the drive from the external enclosure. Hook it up directly the computer. The enclosure may be defective. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew DVD is Write Protected, Can't burn anything to disc. Forum SolvedFormatting a Write-Protected USB Drive Forum SolvedUSB drive Write Protected Forum SolvedHow to delete files from a write protected USB Forum Solvedmy flash drive is write protected how do i remove Forum Solvedgshyamsunderreddy write protected pen drive Forum SolvedPendriver says "This disk is write protected" :( Forum Solvedcannot delete program file that is not full or write protected even after unchecking read only in properties Forum SolvedUnable to format write protected sd memory card Forum Solvedusb write protected Forum SolvedHow to remove write protected in Sandisk Cruzer blade 4 GB? Forum Solvedpendrive write protected Forum SolvedUSB, EXTREMELY Write protected! Tried everything, how do i blow it up? Forum Solvedmade many trials for formatting write protected pendrive Forum Solveddisk write protected Forum how to reformat using cmd the usb with write protected ? Forum i am not able to format my usb dt101g2 and it is written write protected Forum hi.. my Sandisk 16GB pendrive is not able to be formated as it is write protected. how to remove the write protection or chang Forum SolvedMy pen drive is write protected how to remove it Forum Write protected OCZ Older Timer 2006 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !