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Windows 7: the file system check tool will not run due to write protected drive

11 Jul 2016   #1
jim4b

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
the file system check tool will not run due to write protected drive

My newly created and updated Norton Bootable Recovery Tool scan fails with it on a USB flash drive on my Windows 7 system. And when I use the command prompt to run the NTFS file system check tool, ( chkdsk /f ), it says unable to run due to that drive partition is write protected, so then read only. So do I need to boot to a partition tool to fix this issue or what can cause this problem. ?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76801 MB, Free - 25038 MB; D: Total - 66560 MB, Free - 12498 MB; E: Total - 30721 MB, Free - 13326 MB; H: Total - 20479 MB, Free - 20388 MB; I: Total - 32548 MB, Free - 32456 MB; J: Total - 22527 MB, Free - 22114 MB; K: Total - 218880 MB, Free - 218782 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5QL PRO
Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled


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11 Jul 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think you can remove write protection via Control Panel --> Device Manager --> somewhere in the properties of usb stick[s]. I do not remember exactly where.
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11 Jul 2016   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi jim4b,

First of all let us know why you want to scan that flash drive with Norton Bootable Recovery Tool ? What exactly is the problem you face with that flash drive and when did it happen?

Please furnish full details of that flash drive, Manufacturer/model Number/ capacity etc., so that I can check more details on the manufacturer's web site.

How old is that Flash drive?

Does it have a write-protect switch?

Are you able to read the files on it in the present condition?
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