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dazza

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Hi guys i have a ssd but cant format it because it says the disc is write protected i dont know how this happened any ideas?



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Hi Dazza.


Not sure if this helps.

Boot your computer into safe mode. To do this, restart your computer. While it is rebooting, continually press the F8 key until a menu pops up. From that menu, select "Safe Mode."

Open Windows Explorer. To do this, wait for your computer to finish starting in Safe Mode. From the desktop, press the windows key and "E" simultaneously.

Right-click on the disk you're attempting to format. Select the "Format" option from the pop-up menu.

If the steps above do not work, try editing the registry directly. Select START (bottom left of your screen) and RUN to open the run dialog box. Type "regedit" (without quotes) into the dialog box that appears, and press enter.

Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies. Change the value for the key "WriteProtect" to 0


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yeah cheers andy found that one aswell and it sorted it, thanks for looking though.



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Glad you sorted it out.So Google does help then Posted Image

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I think disk part could of also helped, instead of having to reboot in safe mode :-p
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Yep DiskPart of GParted would sort you as well. Alternatively booting from any live disc/Windows repair CD/WinPE always works :)

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