Removing write protection Tags: Configuration External Hard Drive Write Protection Format Windows 7 Last response: April 1, 2012 1:36 PM in Windows 7 Share Schmackie April 1, 2012 2:01:22 AM Hello, I am trying to format an external hard drive, but I keep getting a message that says The disk is write protected. How do remove that write protection? More about : removing write protection xunicronx April 1, 2012 2:45:29 AM Do you have permission? Are you the administrator? Try that to see if it works. nikorr a b $ Windows 7 April 1, 2012 1:36:57 PM Check for the slider switch to turn off the write protection on the card. Disable Write Protection Of USB Devices Under Windows Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumREMOVING THE WRITE PROTECTION OF THE DISK ForumRemoving write protection of flash drive ForumRemoving write protection form a memory stick ForumRemoving disk write protection Forumremoving write protection from removable disk ForumRemoving disk write protection : SD card ForumRemoving write protection from dvd-r ForumRemoving Write Protection on USB HDD ForumRemoving write protection from pendrive in windows vista Forumremoving write protection from removable disk ForumUsb write protection removing ForumRemoving write protection Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick? ForumMy usb is write protected how to remove ForumDont work laptop keyboard write wrong ForumMy usb is write protected how to remove ForumRemove write protect ForumHow to remove the disk is write protected More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !