Formatting harddrive


Windows Forum Team
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


Well-Known 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....