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Windows 7: Unwanted Protect Status

01 Mar 2018   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

INFO to all who may have read this post regarding an unintended / unwanted "protected" SD card: The problem was/is HARDWARE, not the Win 7 op sys. Apparently the tab or contact [in the PC reader slot] which detects the tiny plastic slide on the side of the SD card for Lock or Unlock is faulty. I was able to wiggle the SD card in the slot and eventually get to where the system no longer shows it as "protected." This makes sense all the way around because 1) that SD reader slot had been troublesome mechanically from the day I got the machine many years ago. 2) The SD card read/wrote fine in other machines. 3) The card was a workhorse in my camera literally for years and still is. Sorry to bother folks -- this one was HARDWARE NOT Win 7.
Among other things I WAS WRONG about "restarting the machine fixed the issue every time." That was not true.


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