06-13-2009 08:30 PM
I have been searching for a solution to my problem with a Write-Protect error and finally found it. I thought I would share my experience.
My son gave me the FreeAgent Deskt external Drive for Christmas. I run a Dell with Windows XP Home. I could not use the drive because I was getting an error of
Error ( could not create directory on destination or access denied ) When I tried to format the drive I kept getting that the drive was Write-Protected. I called Seagate for assistance and was told that there is a flaw with XP home because I couldn't get Administrator rights even though I was the Administrator. when I searched for a resolotion the closest I came was to start my system in safe mode to get Administrator rights. That didn't seem like a solution to me.
With some time and a resolve to get this product working, I came across a resolution that worked.
On a website called http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-43331-how-to-re
here is the solution to remove write protection in pendrive due to virus. please do the following steps
start - run -regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\contro
in right side u will be getting writeprotect option, just right click that and modify the value from 1 to 0
Try it, and I hope this can help others that spent hours surfing the WEB for a resolution.
08-09-2011 07:02 PM
this may or may not solve this specific problem, but if the info i'm about to give had been in this thread, it would have saved me hours.. good luck
I didn't have to reboot or anything and it worked for me.
get an administrator CMD prompt
type "list volume"
type "select volume x" where x is the locked drive
type "attributes disk" - see if readonly
if true, type "attributes disk clear readonly"
type "attributes volume" - see if readonly
if true, type "attributes volume clear readonly"