write protected

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    Question Cannot remove write protect from external hard drive

    I have several external hard drives that have suddenly become write protected. I have attempted to remove the write protection through formatting the disk which could not be done because of the write protection. I attempted to remove the write protection by formatting the drive but was unable to...
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    Question Samsung 870 evo sata ssd write protected/bad sectors/can't access

    After building a new pc and transferring my sata 870 evo to it - it randomly became inaccessible. It did not have any issues according to crystal disk info on previous pc and had good health left, but now I can't do anything to it. It doesn't show in bios, shows in windows but can't be opened...
  3. DesperateinTexas

    Question Seagate HDD on Win 10 write protected

    Can anyone please help me resolve a troubling issue with my Seagate HDD, which had been running with Windows 10 on board? One day the PC booted up just fine. The next day it wouldn't boot up the system at all. I've made the ultimate arse of myself by not having the backup I should have been...
  4. PvEdominator

    Question Windows corrupted on samsung 970 nvme

    Sorry for the rant in advance, just want to give as much context as possible. Hello everyone! I was on my pc, woke up in the morning to get on, and changed my rgb lighting. Not even a couple minutes later my pc starts getting extremely sluggish and then windows explorer freezes and I did the...
  5. derkevevin

    Question M.2 ssd: Windows 10 boot device no longer found after crash. Traces of liquid found on the drives?? After drying, drives show up but are read only.

    tl;dr: Boot device not found after crash. M.2 drives had some weird liquid on them like they were sweating(??) but show up in system after drying. Files can be read but not written on either of my two m.2's. Can't run bootrec /fixboot or chkdsk because of this. Is this read only mode an m.2...
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    Question write protected

    I have purchased a bundle of Cruzer Edge 16G usb sticks, but I cannot remove the write protection from any of them. I can read everything that I stored on first use, but since then no success. Looking on the web it seems to be a frequent problem, but with no satisfactory solutions posted. I...
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    [SOLVED] USB flash drive Write Protected but cant clean, no bad sectors

    I have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB and after putting some data on it yesterday, when I reconnected it said it was "Write protected". Steps I've already taken: Formatting using windows, but it failed. DISKPART attribute disk clear readonly which outputs "Disk attributes cleared successfully."...
  8. Moth254KF

    Question Having problems with a USB with Write Protection

    I dont know if you can help me, I try every method I could fine in Youtube but all these videos in the coment sections have the same issue "Nothing of those methods works", to name someone, I went to Registry Editor, use comands, use another programs, etc. What can actually do?
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    [SOLVED] Laptop SD card slot issue (Please help)

    Hello, In my laptop's SD card slot when ever it insert a SD card it shows the disk is write protected. So I thought my SD card ADAPTER has problem, there is a lock in the SD card adapter to lock it right? which makes the SD card right protected. So I thought that was the issue, that part is...
  10. VickyTech

    [SOLVED] Could not format USB pendrive - Write protected ?

    I have a 16GB HP pendrive which I was using in my samsung TV. The pendrive is now working only in that TV and It is not working in my PC. The USB is detected and it shows in "This PC" . But when i try to format it, it says write protected. I also found that it is in RAW file system. Tried the...
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    Question Is it possible to format this USB (LABVIEW 2017 PDS LINUX)?

    My dad gave me this USB-stick and said it was completely useless. I have tried many ways to format it and remove the read only but it doesn’t seem to work. Is it just impossible or does someone know a way? Don’t know how to add picture without URL so this is what’s on the back: LABVIEW 2017...
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    Question Flash drive is write - protected

    As the title says, my flash drive is write-protected and I cannot format it, nor make any changes. I did the following: opened Regedit, followed this path ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control'' and couldn't find the StorageDevicePolicies. I've been told to create it myself and...
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    How to work 2x8ddr3

    I have a dell optiplex 980, and I have bought 2x8 DDR3 ram. It’s the right one, only it won’t work. I’ve read other threads but all I think so far is that I need a new motherboard?!?! Can someone plz correct me.
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    GTX 970 Vastly Under Preforming

    I have a problem. I bought this $300 graphics card for gaming and it is vastly under-preforming. I have 30-40 frames on CSGO with all low settings, 30 on BF1 with medium settings, 40 on Witcher 3 with low settings, and Overwatch is nearly unplayable at medium settings. What on earth is the...
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    980 Ti SLI vs Titan x 2016

    Hello, So I currently have a 980 ti, and i was wondering which of the 2 options should i do 1- Sell it and get a Titan X 2- Get 2 more 980 tis and have a 3 way SLI The reason i ask is, i looked at benchmarks for several games and so far the 3 way SLI seems to get an avg of 20-50 more fps then...
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    MSI R8 270X with 3 monitors

    I just purchased a new MSI Radeon R9 270X 2Gb model. I have one VGA monitor and two dvi, one of which also supports dvi. The problem I have been experiencing is that when I plug in all the monitors, it will only display to two at a time. If I try to enable the third it requires me to disable...
  17. Westend13

    can i use my DVI and VGA connections simultaneously

    HP a6600f hooking up dual displays to extend my desktop stock nvidia geforce 7100 integrated graphics
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    Can I snip off the molex adapter from Deepcool WindBlade 120 fans?

    So I recently purchased 5 Deepcool Windlblade 120 fans and Im pretty content with them except for the fact that they have a molex adapter permanently attached to them, now I've noticed that the wires for the molex come straight out of the 3 pin fan connector but in all honesty I'm concerned with...