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Remove write protect


I've forgotten! How can I remove the write protect from a 100MB zip disk? (Iomega)

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Seem to recall that it is done via software - not physically as with a floppy.

Some years since I last used a Zip drive, but I have a vague feeling that if you right click on the zip drive in My Computer with a disk in the drive there is a tab there -or via the Properties option.

Check out the help file for Omegaware.

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Thanks, Pete, I know it was done using the software - but it's been quite some time since I used the zip disk. Will try Iomega.

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Pete, I went to the Iomega chat line. Communicated with a tech, and after his suggesting what I had done he had me go to Start|Run type in *cmd*, OK and at the command prompt type *Format W:*. - Came up with the same response - *Unable to format, disk write protected*. Have chosen the Quick and Full format, same results.
Both Iomega disks on which I have saved photos. Other disks format fine.
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Could be that the disk is corrupted or has some physical damage. Fresh out of ideas

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Thanks, Pete! So is Iomega!!

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Pete, thought you might like to know. Did further research at the Iomega site - found an update for 'XP', d/l and it did the trick.

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