Formatting harddrive


Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
More details would be helpful. You can't format an active boot drive, you can't format something that is read only such as CD/DVD R media


Senior Member
The harddrive is one I had in old laptop and I am connecting it with an external harddrive USB enclosure. Using windows 10 on laptop to format it but keep getting notice that its write protected


Senior Member
Did you use the Disk management-tool (via run as admin)... And via that remove the partitions, create new, and THEN format the new partitions....