Can't reinstall windows 7 or format the hard drive

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  1. CHARLIE99

    CHARLIE99 New Member

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    I can't recover or install a fresh copy, error !disk is write protected or not enabled in bios ! i have checked and double checked , i can not find no password or any thing in the properties ?? im stuck what to do :confused:
     
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    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello CHARLIE99, [​IMG] to Windows 7 Forums,

    Click Start/Run, then type cmd to bring up the command prompt, Type Lock sys: off , then hit enter, then close the command prompt or Start/All Programs/Accessories, right click Command Prompt and click "Run as Administrator"

    Hope this helps

    Don
     
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    kaos Senior Member

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    i didnt think there was a operative command "lock for windows 7, i thought this command was for llike window 98 lol
     
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    kaos Senior Member

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    try this for mE

    Open Regedit and navigate
    to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrrentControlSet\Control\StroageDevicePolicies
    If
    there is a WriteProtect key (REG_DWORD) then
    1 = Write Protect On
    0 =Write Protect Off

    OR

    Go to the disk properties page.
    Select the 'Hardware' tab.
    In the 'All disk drives' list, select the name of the external device
    click the 'Properties' buttonSelect the 'Policies' tab
    Under 'Write caching and Safe Removal', select 'Optimize for performance'
     
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  5. CHARLIE99

    CHARLIE99 New Member

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    thank you :wink:
     
  6. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    that sorted it??
     
  7. CHARLIE99

    CHARLIE99 New Member

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    YES THANK YOU .
     

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