HDD Write Protected

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000Hedgehog000

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Hi, I have a 1TB External HArd Drive and some times I try to add data to it and I received the message Windows cannot ..................... because the drive is write protected. I turn off the HDD and turn it on again and work fine, the same thing happens withe every flash card I put in the card reader (SD, XD, Micro). Can some one know How I can fix this, I'm running Windows 7 Proffesional X64. I'm having this problem since 2009 I guess and I format my PC on February 2010 and still the same problem. Sorry for any bad english
 
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Hola. Almost sounds like a USB goes to sleep type of problem.

Are you getting the error message in Spanish? If so, can you post the Spanish message? Sometimes that is easier to google and find solutions found by others.
 

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Ok the computer says

The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk. The SD Card is not write protected and this happen to me with every card (SD XD or micro) and nome times with my External HDD. I put the SD on my laptop (running XP) and everything works fine
 

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Yes the laptop is running x32, right now Im installing Windows XP Mode on W7 to see what happens
 
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Seems strange. I don't think changing modes would matter. I was more concerned about the base OS being 32 vs 64 to see if that was a pattern.

Calling it a night. Bien suerte!
 
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I don't think it has been protected Valis....it's looking like a common problem with 64bit Windows 7. Turning the drive off, then back on, fixes it ;)
 

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nice......wonder why that is......anything being written to the event log, do we know?
 

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The last time I ran across a hard drive that was write protected(was a long time ago, windows 98se), it was a government computer purchased at an auction. They had put some sort of mbr software on the computer, and the only way I could get the hard drive to function properly was to fdisk/mbr.
 
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The point here is, the drive is NOT write protected ;) Nor are the SD chips and every other external storage device he plugs in ;)
 
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