How do you turn off write protect on your hard drive?
Yes, it is possible to protect your hard drive using the lock command. E.g.
Lock sys: on - this will lock your partition Lock sys: off - this will unlock it.
If you wish to lock a drive other than your main partition simply substitute Sys: for the drive name.
I have a question for you: How do you turn ON write protection on your hard drive to begin with? As far as I know you can't. Hard drives were designed to be written on. You can't install an operating system on it without writing to the disk.
The only way to prevent someone from saving something would be through the operating system's security management. Before you can disable what you think is write protection, you need to understand what is protecting it to begin with.
Simple! Click Start Button > Type: Create and format hard disk partitions > Enter > Right click on your drive (the one that's write protected) > Click Offline > Right click again > Click Online. Voila! tnt4real!
Some hard drives have a jumper on them for write protect. You need to check the jumper settings
I just had this issue with one of my external hard drives. It's an internal drive that I installed into an external case and connects to my computer via FireWire. I knew it couldn't be a jumper setting, because the drive has not been removed from the case since it was put in there. I did NOT turn "ON" write protection at any time. I've been writing to this disc with no problems (daily) up until today. I tried copying a file to it, it popped up a message saying that can not write to disk, disk is write protected. I did nothing to cause this. No settings, attributes, etc. After looking around a bit with no luck (not even from here). I tried a couple of my own things. Found I could not change attributes (cause disk is write protected).
I finally unplugged the drive from the firewire port and waited a few minutes. Plugged it back in and let the computer "find" the drive again, and all is well.
The write protect is in your bios. You select "enable" write protect and it will ask you for a password. Note: not all bios versions offer this option.
I'm considering cleaning up my hard drive of all unwanted ware, especially spyware, and then turning on "write protect" for my hard drive to keep the stuff out. I'll be using a flash pen to surf with which can be cleaned much faster than a hard drive full of stuff and zillions of places for things to hide.
The post above said you turn on this feature in the bios. Can you elaborate on this as to how it's done? I have a Thinkpad r40 and can't seem to find anything on how to do it at ibm or google.
Thanks in advance...
I just had the same thing happen. Hard drive said write protected. Not even a floppy at boot would work. Then I realized when I hit delete for setup, both the hard drive and floppy were flipped to write protect in the bios.
I had the same thing happen to an old P III 800mhz computer; "write protected" message. After reading this I looked in CMOS for a setting for hard drive write protect, I have never heard of this as a bios option (floppy write protect yes, but not harddrive), did NOT find a setting for write protect for either floppy or hard, but I went ahead and did a reset CMOS to optimal setting anyway, booted and all was right with the world!
Thank you for the helpful info. I had tried everything, including fdisk/MBR, cloning to new hard drive, trying to do new install of OS on fresh drive... all failed, thought motherboard or IDE subsystem was hosed. Resetting CMOS WORKED.
If you download Windows SteadyState you have the option to limit who has access to what. You also have the option to lock your HDD. Everything you save will be undone the next time you boot. Here is the link to the download for you.
Just copy and paste that website into your browser. Also this is made by Microsoft and is free.
Buy a internal SATA hard drive and an external enclosure like an Antec. Makre sure your motherboard has eSATA capability. This provides all the storage capacity of an internal drive but it sits outside of the case and has a power switch to turn the drive off if you suspect any virus problems.
Assuming your drive <B>A</B> is a floppy drive, you turn off write protection on your floppy disk. If there is a square hole in the corner of your floppy disk, move the square plastic cover to close the hole. If the plastic cover is missing, use folded paper or any other material to plug the hole.
You do need a hard drive to download expansions, but the system won't turn on if you don't have a hard drive, so if you can turn it on without problems, and can play games then you definitely have a hard drive and you are able to download expansions.
There are several ways to turn off write protection on a blank CD, You can either turn off the bios on your system hard-drive for an estimated time. You could also create a format by typing in the command code assigned to the CD on the Start Button.
Turn off the computer and turn it back on.
The data is saved on the hard drive. It is available to access the next time you turn on your computer. The hard drive is a permanent storage device for your computer.
You can access the hard drive from the bottom of the laptop. If you turn the laptop upside down, you'll find the hard drive door under the Toshiba sticker with the laptop serial number. Remove two screws from the hard drive cover and then remove the cover. Slide the hard drive to the right and remove it. Transfer the hard drive bracket to a new hard drive.
Turn your console off before fitting a hard drive. Todo otherwise would risk damaging your hardward and even the data on the hard drive.
The hard drive stores the Operating System. Like for example : Windows XP or Windows Vista or even Windows 7 without the hard drive your computer will not turn on.
If its a front wheel drive car , you automatically push the accelerator but not to hard and turn into it not with it. A 4 wheel drive car you turn into it and press the accelerator and finally rear wheel drive you let go of the accelerator and turn into it
If the computer won't turn on, it may not have enough power to turn on or the hard drive had died.
To remove the hard drive and Xbox 360 one needs to switch off the console. Turn it horizontally, locate the hard drive cover release, slide the release to the front of the console and then pull the tab to release the drive.
Information on a computer is stored in the hard drive. When you turn on your computer it takes information from the hard drive and puts it in the RAM (random access memory). In the RAM information like operating system and programs are run. When you turn off the computer the information in the RAM is either saved back to the hard drive or deleted. (That's the short version)
When you disconnect the power supply cord from the hard drive and turn the computer on what error message will you get?
ntldr is missinng press any key to restart happend to me after hard drive fail
No. Xbox 360 hard drives are specially made for the console. You'd have to buy another Xbox 360 hard drive. Answer 2: Technically, you COULD open it, and get another Laptop SATA hardrive, and replace it. But i dotnr ecomend it
Hi must have a small electric motor to turn the disk
Your laptop may not turn on because it is out of power or the hard drive has died.
Electrical energy from a power source is converted to mechanical energy to make the hard drive spin which in turn is converted to magnetic energy to store data on the hard drive.
Yes. The SATA internal hard drive in Vista can be turned off, by turning off the feature in system BIOS.
It depends on if you have a 4gb or a 250gb xbox. The 4gb's internal hard drive is a flash memory system, and can not be removed, but to remove the 250gb's hard drive, you need to: Turn off the console, out it on it's side, On the right side of the console, find the hard drive cover release, slide the release towards the front of the console while pulling it open, insert the hard… Read More
# Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws. # Slide the hard drive out of the computer. # Remove the new drive from its packaging. # Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector. # Slide the hard drive into the bay until it is fully seated. # Replace and tighten the screws. # If the new hard drive… Read More
You have an e-Machine that will not turn on Can the drive be removed and some how hooked up and copied to a different computer?
if you mean the hard drive then yes it can.
If you disconnect the power cord to the hard drive, when you turn the computer back on, the hard drive will not be operational. Additionally, if you leave the IDE (or SATA) cable connected when the power cable is disconnected, the system will take longer to POST because it will try to identify the device connected, but it will not be able to. If it is the only hard drive you have in your system… Read More
A hard disk or hard drive is the place on the computer where files are magnetically written to. The disk uses a metal head to read, write, create, copy, move or delete files on the spinning disk. It is usually located at the front of the computer. Don't turn off your computer while the disk is doing anything. Otherwise, data could be damaged!
on the side of your flash drive. there should be a little switch. if you flick the switch the other way that should stop the write protection. if not i dont know.....
you need to "write protect" your floppy disk.if you turn the floppy disk over you will see a little tab on the lower right hand corner,push this tab down until you can see the hole through it.your disk is now write protected and cannot be overwritten.
To serve and protect or just so that you can arrest people who you've always disliked. For the uniform, if uniforms turn you on. For the coffee and doughnuts. To turn the lights and siren on when you drive.
I'm not quite sure what you mean, so I'll give you both answers: "How do you use a hard drive for Mac and Windows on the same machine?" On a mac, insert a Windows install CD or DVD, and the computer will ask you if you want to set up windows to run alongside mac. In the process you will partition the hard drive, so you will kind of have a windows hard drive, and… Read More
like a car, only slightly more hard to turn
Take it to a technician to repair it, also remember to backup the data in your hard drive
The hard drive is the computer's long-term memory. Our brains use different methods to remember things we want kept for a long time, like our names and the names of our family members, than remembering to carry the one in a math problem. It is effectively the same for computers. A computer will 'write' things down on the hard drive to remember them long-term. The Random Access Memory(RAM) a computer has is what it would… Read More
When you delete a file from you hard drive, initially the file is moved into the trash bin, a place on the hard drive reserved for files pending deletion. This gives users a chance to change their mind about whether or not they really want the file to be removed for good. When you empty the trash bin on a computer, the operating system clears the file from the hard drive. It removes the file… Read More
When you install a hard drive and then turn on the PC for the first time you access bios setup and see that the drive is not recognized what do you do next?
In BIOS/CMOS go to boot drive priorities select drive with operating system on it to be the first drive to boot from.
No. RAM is "volatile" memory which means when you turn off the computer it loses the information. a Hard Drive is the device that stores your documents and files and retains this information even when the power is turned off. RAM is much faster than a hard drive and it used by the computer as temporary memory that it works to/from.
If its front wheel drive possibly an axle.
The hard drive has the windows files on it which in turn helps the CPU indentify the windows version.
A recent Mac with an Intel processor can boot from a USB 2.0 Hard drive. Earlier Macs could only boot from a Firewire Hard drive. When you turn on the Mac hold down the Option (alt) key. This will cause the Mac to scan for all available bootable drives. Select the one you want to boot from and it will start up from that drive.
I am going to assume that you meant the computer turns on, but does not boot. If the computer does not boot, it is probably because there is a problem with the operating system. Another option could be that the computer does not have a hard drive or the hard drive is undetectable by the computer.
What is the most likely problem if you receive a parity errors every time you turn on your computer?
Your hard drive needs to be formatted
You probably have a bad hard drive. Run diagnostics on the drive via a boot disk from cd-rom. The well known drive manufacturers have such a download available. It will check the health of the hard drive. The other possibility is that for some reason the "Master Boot Record", MBR is corrupt or bad, though the former problem is more likely. You may have to replace the hard drive and reinstall windows and programs.
Yes, but it will be very hard as you will have to use all your strength to turn the weight of the front end.
You can be sued but your real concern is most likely how far your insurance company will support this. The insurance company has a limited liability and will fight to protect that, which in turn will help to protect you up to the limit of your insurance.
Don't let the computer turn it off when it is idle, the constant spin-up and spin-down really wears on the bearings, shortening the hard drive's life. The bearings in a hard drive were designed to be constantly spinning.
Turn off the laptop, remove the battery. Remove the cover, and remove the hard drive and the CMOS battery. Count to 10 and put the CMOS battery back in the computer. Get a power drill with a 5/16 metal tip bit. Drill several holes in the hard drive, through and through. Get a new hard drive.
MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA FIRST! FORMATTING WIPES THE DRIVE CLEAN! You could force a format on it. This might not work. There are two options. 1, right click on the drive in windows explorer and click on format. If that doesn't work you could try another partition manager that runs a program without a UI, when you turn the computer on. These programs usually have more privileges and can maybe wipe the drive… Read More
you have to run a series of tests on your hard drive this can happen by pressing f2 a bunch of times right when you turn your computer on. then you have to look for it and it will say hard drive memory. click on it by pressing the space button and it will do a test. the test will take about 30min to an hour.
Once you are small, you will find a dresser. Walk to the right for a while, and you'll find a fan. Lower it by jumping on it. Then, turn it on by pressing the red button on it. Then it will blow the dust bunnies under the bed. There you'll find the hard drive.
you need upload it to a web hosting service, is a hard drive in other place, where is all the time turn up.
really hard. find the right wrench and turn like your the son of zues.