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No write modify write to USB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harry_v, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. harry_v

    harry_v Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I dunno what i did wrong or how this happened but i am not able to write or modify anything on anything connected via USB to my desktop.I have tried many pen drives and external HDD's.
    I can read/copy but cant write/edit/del from the device.It gives me a message sayin device might be write protected.

    P.S. Am not sure whether am posting in the rite section so please let m know if this aint the rite section to post this query in
     
  2. jazz3000

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    Have you gone into Device Manager and removed the USB ports by deletion and rebooted to see if the system will recognize the ports again? Jazz
     
  3. harry_v

    harry_v Thread Starter

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    Well i dont really understand what am i to del from the device manager.
    The USB drive is being identified properly and its being read. So am not very sure what the problem is.
     
  4. jazz3000

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    you just delete the usb ports and reboot. Your OS should find the new hardware and reinstall the drivers. Sometimes the drivers to the usb ports fail and by simply deleting and rebooting you can straighten things out. At others times not so easy. Jazz
     
  5. harry_v

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    but if the drivers aint proper then wont there be a problem while reading from the USB drive also?
     
  6. jazz3000

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    usb ports are touchy and you never know what might or might not happen. Wish a system ran true to course in everything. It would make it so much easier to deal with. If you start from the beginning and work from there you can usually run the issue down.
    Just a thought! Are you reading saved data on your pen and HD, and if so are you saving in Read Only or Archive? Jazz
    When you open in Archive you have the two way communication. When you open a Read Only, it's exactly what it means.
     
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