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How to initialize my external hard drive it is write protected

Last response: in Storage
March 2, 2013 1:51:30 AM

i have wd 1tb usb hdd with above help
a c 79 G Storage
March 2, 2013 8:31:02 PM

Try this:

Go into Device Manager.
Right-click the external drive & choose "Properties".
Click the "Driver" tab.
Click the "Uninstall" button.

Unplug the drive from USB port.
Restart Windows.
When Windows has fully loaded, plug the drive back in.
November 9, 2013 1:35:34 PM

I tried this and it worked, in Windows 7. Start Cmd.exe as administrator, then:

C:\> Diskpart

DISKPART> list disk
DISKPART> select disk (id)
DISKPART> online disk (if the disk is not online)
DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

Then I was able to manipulate the volume in Disk Management control panel.