View Full Version : HDD write protected

01-12-2009, 09:43 AM
I had taken out the hard drive from one of my external usb drives, and connected it directly to the mobo via IDE, and now whenever i try to delete or change any files it comes up as write protected, I have tried several things already, but I cannot get it to budge out of this write protected mode.

01-12-2009, 09:53 AM
Have you tried resetting the permissions for the drive? That happened to me too a while back, and I just reset the permissions individually for the folders that I needed. I'm not too sure on this issue though, someone else might have a better answer, but this is what worked for me.

01-12-2009, 09:57 AM
o ****, that is what happened, all that headache over nothing, dammit! thanks though

01-12-2009, 09:57 AM
Not sure if this would matter but, did you check the jumpers on the drive? Are they in the right positions?

Nevermind, glad you fixed your problem.