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Windows 7: seagate 250 GB SATA write-protected problem

19 Jul 2012   #1
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Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 
seagate 250 GB SATA write-protected problem

hello guys,


yesterday my brother gave me a desktop computer


Here is the SPEC:


HP Compaq dc7800


Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHZ


2 GB ram "Dual channel 1 GB each”


250 GB Seagate barracuda 7200 SATA


no graphics card yet “will buy one soon"


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i tried to install windows 7 because there was no system on HD "New HD" even when i start-up the computer, it told me new device configuration "Seagate 250 GB"


Anyway, the installation stuck at expanding windows files 0 %


I tried to use USB instead of DVD but it stuck at first screen "windows is loading files"


Also tried to install XP but in installation it gives me blue screen and told me to do CHKDSK /F


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When I do CHKDSK /F from windows 7 DVD repair ... it gives me error


This disk is write protected!!


i searched the internet looking for solution but no luck


Tried to use diskpart tutorial...


Change setting in bios... even updated the bios


Install HD on other computer... i can transfare files to the HD with no problems


But none works


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Now I’m totally lost what should I do??
and if i may ask, does these Hard-Drives have jumper because mine don't


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20 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi, where did the drive come from?
As for jumpers, you answered your own question, no jumpers.
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20 Jul 2012   #3
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hi, where did the drive come from?
As for jumpers, you answered your own question, no jumpers.
oh hi again ....
if you mean the HD ...honestly i don't know but the old HD got currpted so my brother replace it with the 250 seagate and gave me the PC
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20 Jul 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you try running diskpart /clean all with the Windows 7 DVD? When you get to the screen asking for location press Shift + F10 and a command prompt will open.
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20 Jul 2012   #5
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Did you try running diskpart /clean all with the Windows 7 DVD? When you get to the screen asking for location press Shift + F10 and a command prompt will open.
hmmm,
i did clean now but didn't change a thing
still stuck at expanding windows files 0%
but thanks anyway
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20 Jul 2012   #6
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

oh sorry... i did only clean last time...
now i did clean all i suppose it will take some time
will post replay to tell you what happend...
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20 Jul 2012   #7
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

ok...
nothing changed, i did the CHKDSK /F and give me the same error
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20 Jul 2012   #8
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

new info ....
when i do detail disk
current read-only state: NO
read-only :NO
etc also NO
so it can't be write-protected ?? right ?

Note: the error message i got is Volume write-protected not disk
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20 Jul 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you have access to another computer, attach the HDD to it and see if your can format it. Put back in your computer and try again.

Is the HDD connected via SATA cable directly to the motherboard?
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20 Jul 2012   #10
MoD

Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you have access to another computer, attach the HDD to it and see if your can format it. Put back in your computer and try again.

Is the HDD connected via SATA cable directly to the motherboard?
ok i will attach it to my home computer and format it

yes it's connected directly ...
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