If you have found another solution, please post it here! You will see one of two icons in your system tray to indicate whether or not USB mass storage devices are set to be read only: Simply click on the icon Ex. Now, restart the PC and then check.Balaji Kundalam Monday, August 05, 2013 6:45 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Thank you for your reply I have tried this this contact form
You’ll be going about your day just fine when all of a sudden you can’t write any files to your local hard drive, an external drive, a USB drive, or an Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information. i've got the same problem with my WDT--D2B.
snazzyjazzy 2011-05-15 02:45:42 UTC #11 No, how would I go about that? If you’re having this issue with a NAS device connected to your computer via eSata, updating the drivers should fix your problem. Its at 9% right now, looks like many more hours to go. How To Initialize External Hard Drive Windows 10 January 31st, 2011 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips There are 5 comments, care to add yours?
JNUNEZ 2011-03-24 02:17:32 UTC #5 Please try the following: Click > Start > RUN > type "CMD" Then Type "CHKDSK" and type your Passport drive letter and "/F". How To Initialize External Hard Drive Mac Note that when i use DiskPart in CMD, it doesn't show the HDD because it is not initialized, also i have tried changing the value of WriteProtect from 1 to 0 Click Yes, if UAC prompts. Also note that when you type list volume or list disk, the Info tab will tell you whether the disk is removable or not.
First open a command prompt and type diskpart. How To Initialize External Hard Drive Windows 7 Thanks See more Not initialized and write protected How To Disable Write Protection from a USB Key How to format a write protected usb flash disk [Solved] (Solved) How to relieve Joe musty 2012-06-18 06:47:02 UTC #7 Have thesame problem with my wd 500 gig portable hdd. fudgeandmutley Networking Support 0 06-17-2012 06:38 AM ipconfig "media disconnected" help please My IP and whatnot is showing up, but also tons of "Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection".
Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsGeneral HardwareUSB/Flash Can't initialize disk - write protected. In that case, you should turn to WD for support.MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP Monday, August 05, 2013 6:13 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Thank you for your help I'v tried Initialize Disk The Media Is Write Protected Broadband type: DSL Router: Netgear DGN2000 Affected Computer adapter: 802.11 n WLAN (A generic wireless dongle) Affected Computer Anti-virus: Avast & Windows firewall Xirrus: Attatched ipconfig /all: Attatched... Initialize External Hard Drive Without Formatting If there is no problem, I'm still curious about it.
The time now is 04:29 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of If I have any luck I'll update the thread. It sounds like the problem may be caused by your Disk. You don't need to format the disk, after installing this just reconect the drive and will shown AutoPlay... Initialize External Hard Drive Mbr Or Gpt
ipconfig Windows IP... Daily Email NewsletterConnect With Us About Online Tech TipsWelcome to Online Tech Tips – A blog that provide readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips. However, it seems as though many others with the same, or similar WD external drives have the same issue. as you will note from the pics, my other external HDD is fine, exactly the same external WD elements SE.
In the right-window, double-click on WriteProtect and set the value to 0. i'm waiting for your answer. Using the site is easy and fun. Hard Drive Write Protected If you need to fix the MBR on a disk that has Windows installed on it, you can follow the instructions from my Help Desk Geek blog on running the FixMBR
Protonoto Networking Support 15 11-19-2012 10:51 AM Wireless Network Issue Requested Info ISP: AOL UK (Bought by talktalk some time ago I believe). Report • #2 OtheHill April 1, 2013 at 11:14:40 Did you look at this testdisk information?http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Reco...Encryption is a risky business. The most common solution I’ve seen tried for this error is to try and take ownership of all files, folders or drives that are write-protected. I spent hours trying to figure it out myself.
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