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Deb on January 8, 2006
turn off write protection

Every time I insert a CD in my IDE-CDR-RW-8x4x32 Standard CD Rom Drive and try to copy photos to the CD I get the message to Turn Off Copy Protection. How do I do this? I am running Windows XP Home Edition in a Gateway desktop. Thank you.
Imran on June 13, 2007
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Hi,

How I can turn off my write protection in my USB pen drive. I cant format the my removal device.

Thanks
Imran
ben on December 22, 2007
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i try to delete something off my junk drive but it keep saying write protected, how do i turn off the write protect.
rose on February 22, 2008
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i cant copy cd's to mp3 it keeps coming up right protected! how do i turn right protection off?
stefanie on May 15, 2008
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how do i turn off the write protection on my mp3?
stefanie on May 15, 2008
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how do i turn off the write protection on my mp3?
wil on May 15, 2008
RE: turn off write protection

1. Click Start->Run.

2. Type regedit and click OK.

3. Save your registry settings by clicking file > Export > save. This is the bacup taken in case something messes up.

4. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign next to it.

5. Open SYSTEM by clicking the plus sign next to it.

6. Open CurrentControlSet.

7. Open Control.

8. Open StorageDevicePolicies

9. Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10. If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

12. Close Registry editor and its done. You might have to reboot.
Richard on June 18, 2008
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It doesn't give me the option, or the folder I guess "StorageDevicePolicies" so i'm lost again. Any ideas?
John on June 26, 2008
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I am running Vista Ultimate 32 bit and I can;t find the StorageDevicePolicies
AMorgan on June 26, 2008
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I am running XP, and I cannot find the StorageDevicePolicies either
Shana on July 25, 2008
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hai guys i got the same problem please.. tell me how :S i cant find the storagedevicespolicies please help me ooh yah to contact me use yahoo messenger add me bratz_nadine@yahoo.com :3 please thx :D
muchu on August 6, 2008
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Thanks it worked
angelo on August 22, 2008
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hi, my kingston memory card is write protected. please help? thank u. email add. sheilasangki123@yahoo.com
james on August 31, 2008
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Yeh, can someone email me at luckyj@ihug.co.nz and tell me what folder to find as i can't see storagedevicepolcies, im running xp...cheers
ak on September 27, 2008
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How I can turn off my write protection in my USB pen drive. I cant format the my removal device.
Nakiesha on November 1, 2008
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I tried the sbove, but also got stuck when it came to "storage device policies. Is there a way around it? Also, what causes this to happen randomlly? I have several memory cards that I can't delete files from and its anoying because it just takes up space that i could be addind media to. The device just gets copy protected by itself, without the switch being in the lock position
sree on November 19, 2008
how to turn on cd and dvd write protection nero burning

i need to write protection how can i get options
Stuccodog20 on December 18, 2008
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I got the same problem with the storage device policies. Whatsup? How di I fix it. Contact me
@ milldude20@msn.com
Professor on January 16, 2009
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Turn off write protection made by Virus:
+Virus:boot.ini(In USB)
+Autorun.inf (IN USB)
How to show it:*Already have folder options:
+goto my computer->Tool->Folder Options->View.
In hidden files and folders:check:
.Show hidden files and folders
.Dont put any ticks:Hide extensions for known....
Hide protected operating sys....
*Dont have..
+goto'search'->All files and folders->Look in:'Your USB drive'->In more advanced options:tick show hidden files...->In all part of..:type:autorun.inf and boot.com
+Use bkav antivirus from:http://www.bkav.com.vn/
(Full Version and Free)
$:Goto safe mode and run bkav, scan the USB device!
###Attention:when BKAV detected ONE vius, click yes, then continued for 2 or 3 times(the virus wont be killed), then eject the USB to succes the deletion.->DONE
(If there is any question about virus!ASK ME!)
steve on February 28, 2009
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thankyou so so much. have been 2 days banging my head up the wall with this. thankyou. steve
armando on March 20, 2009
RE: help me please

guys i have a usb drive a zMate Pen of 16 Gs from dane-elec the first day i buy it it was working fine but a day after i try putting a file and it star sayin "disc is write protected remove write protection or use another disc" i dont know how to fix it and it doesnt bring an physical switch can sombody help me please
Kaushik on March 29, 2009
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Hi,

Guys....

I bought a Kingstone USB Pen Drive 32 GB yesterday only. I bought that after testing it properly, at that time the files are getting copied and with 32 GB of memory. But today when I tried to copy a folder of 10 GB to the drive, the system stopped responding with an error: "Windows was unable to save all the data for the file H:. The Data has been lost. This error may be caused by the failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere." and after that the USB Pen drive is not getting accessed and giving the same error whenever plugged in. I tried to format it with HP USB Disk Storage Format tool, V2.1.8 but it is giving an error "Device media is Write protected". Kindly suggest as I am also not finding the option (StorageDevicePolicies) as mentioned by Professor. Please suggest...

email:just_jaan2000@yahoo.com
ajeesh on April 15, 2009
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how remove write protection errorfor pendrive
Ashish on April 30, 2009
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I have the same problem but i cant find "StorageDevicePolicies" help please
armando on May 10, 2009
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hi guys man my zMate Pen drive just got worse i need help now its even worse i cant turn the fucking write protector off it says "disc is write protected remove write protection or use another disc" i cant support it im sick and tired if this thing doesn't fix i am going to destroy it please help me fix it i want to use it because my computer doesnt have no more space and i cant save more things help me plizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
kunal on May 19, 2009
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hi guys dont you worry
this is very simple
but all you guys need to do help me find those (StorageDevicePolicies)
then ill promise to help u guys in return
thanx help plzzzzzz
dewan7786@gmail.com
JITH on June 9, 2009
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I bought a kingston datatraveler 4Gb pen drive which was working fine.It all of a sudden got the error message saying the device is write protected.So please let me know how to turn off write protection.
Tks
josh on July 3, 2009
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how do i turn the write protection off on my SD card...i know there is a slider thing on the card but thats not working and i cant put anything on it from my computer...please help me...email me at juicebox_123@yahoo.com thanx
sara on July 5, 2009
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i can't copy mp3s on to my memory stick. it said i should remove the
write-protection
lee on July 7, 2009
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Hai
I have the same problem, but i cant find "StorageDevicePolicies" clarify my doubts , please.............

email me - lijojoset@gmail.com
Ginelle on July 15, 2009
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I decided to wikipedia search it.

"On the Mini SD adapter, there is a lock tap you push down usually when you put your mini SD card in to it, then into the USB adapter. To turn off the write protection on your mini SD, simply do not lock your mini SD in its adapter."

My flash drive had a little tab on the side that looks kinda like something to lock your MP3 player. It was on lock, I switched it to unlock and everything is working fine. :)
T3WeRa on August 14, 2009
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ido all thing and disable protect but he said to me drive media is write protect again iremove media 2 from remavable storge in menu computer mangment but he said this message again . i convert my flash to ntfs and try to format it ntfs nothing new what i can do plz any one help me
t3wera@yahoo.com
Rokon on September 9, 2009
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My Pen Drive is paccom 128 MB, But its Write Protection. How can solve it?
Rokon
sam on October 18, 2009
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omfg i just got a mp3 4 my birthday and it pops up as this:
cannot copy; the disk is write protected. remove the write protection or use another disk.....im soo effen frustrated...............................HELP!
ij on October 31, 2009
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I just bought an mp4 player but i cant store certain nsongs and videos on it.keeps saying the disk os write protected. I use windows vista home premium op system.What do i do?
jagdish on November 7, 2009
RE: turn off write protection on my pen drive

hi
dear sir
how to remove write protected my pen drive pls
anon on November 13, 2009
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all that are looking for storagedevicepolicies are you sure you went to CURRENT control set
Balu on November 16, 2009
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my 4GB kingston pendrive write-protected. When I inserted my USB into the Computer it says the disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in drive/Device\Harddisk1\DR7. But still I can't find that. Please give me solution for remove write protection 4GB Pendrive.
Balu on November 16, 2009
RE: Remove write protection

RE: turn off write protection

1. Click Start->Run.

2. Type regedit and click OK.

3. Save your registry settings by clicking file > Export > save. This is the bacup taken in case something messes up.

4. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign next to it.

5. Open SYSTEM by clicking the plus sign next to it.

6. Open CurrentControlSet.

7. Open Control.

8. Open StorageDevicePolicies

9. Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10. If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

12. Close Registry editor and its done. You might have to reboot

In this suggession I followed but at Current Control Set option it doesn't shown storage device policies. How to solve it
SUPERDAD on November 23, 2009
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i have vista that came with the computer it dont have storage device policies. How to solve it
dodgydoggy on December 3, 2009
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tried everything,
the answer?
start-manage
disk management
assign usb drive letter to z:
tool now works :)
p.s, did this in windows 7
vipul on December 4, 2009
4gb pendrive located only 11mb and give messege write protected

i have zebronics 4gb pendrive i use in sybercafe and then use my pc is located write protected and and it space located only 11mb and it's note formated what i do for remove write protection and format?
kheang puthearith on December 4, 2009
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i thank you for ur solution. my flash can not delete and copy or edit.... and alway message that can not be delete,coz write protete.
orion on December 5, 2009
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on nero8
xqlusive on December 6, 2009
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like "wil" said

RE: Remove write protection

RE: turn off write protection

1. Click Start->Run.

2. Type regedit and click OK.

3. Save your registry settings by clicking file > Export > save. This is the bacup taken in case something messes up.

4. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign next to it.

5. Open SYSTEM by clicking the plus sign next to it.

6. Open CurrentControlSet.

7. Open Control.

8. Open StorageDevicePolicies

9. Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10. If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

12. Close Registry editor and its done. You might have to reboot

step 11 is not necessary
if the registry entry does not exist: create it and it will work after you unplug & then plug-in your device again!!!

cheers
saidulu on December 8, 2009
RE: write protection the dick cannot be formatted

iam unable to format my pendrive which gives media on write
protected,and i fallowed all above procedures but i did not solve my
problem ..please ....give me a solution
khmer on December 11, 2009
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in my computer in regedit i can not found storagedevicepolicies
kiiiiiiiiiirrrrrr on December 12, 2009
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xqlusive

12/06/2009
16:25:41
RE: turn off write protection

like "wil" said

RE: Remove write protection

RE: turn off write protection

1. Click Start->Run.

2. Type regedit and click OK.

3. Save your registry settings by clicking file > Export > save. This is the bacup taken in case something messes up.

4. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign next to it.

5. Open SYSTEM by clicking the plus sign next to it.

6. Open CurrentControlSet.

7. Open Control.

8. Open StorageDevicePolicies

9. Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10. If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

12. Close Registry editor and its done. You might have to reboot

step 11 is not necessary
if the registry entry does not exist: create it and it will work after you unplug & then plug-in your device again!!!

cheers
sanj on December 25, 2009
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its useless every thing i cant format my pen drive by these things
belladona on December 26, 2009
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i can't find storage device policies...help?
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