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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:16 AM
triksta: thank you for the thought, but I've never used a USB Hub.
coxchris: thank you as well for your idea. I did receive software for encryption, but I don't use it. After months, literally, of trying to figure out this problem I have it narrowed down to my computer. All security properties/ownership settings on the external drive are sorted to the extent that if I plug the drive into another computer running XP or Win 7 the drive is NOT write protected. However, ANY drive that I plug into my HP Pavilion dv4 2040us running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit eventually becomes write protected--sometimes immediately, sometimes after so many minutes, sometimes after a reboot. I've written a simple batch file to run Diskpart on the first external volume plugged in (always volume 2, with the CD/ROM being volume 0 and the system volume being 1), but sometimes this fails and I need to actually uninstall the external drive and-or reboot in order to remove the write protection. To make matters more annoying if I have a single external drive connected that I've made sure isn't write protected, then I plug in a second external drive, not only is the second drive write protected but it actually causes the first external drive to become write protected, even if it's in the middle of transferring files! When I first purchased my laptop in December, I took the time to uninstall all the HP bloatware and tweak Win 7 to my liking, removing unused Windows components and what not, but I'm thinking that perhaps I accidentally did something that I shouldn't have. Of course, my memory is addled with age and I seem to know just enough about my computer to frequently screw it up, so I'm at a loss. Finally, I've had services.msc opened in both mine and a friend's computers (an HP Pavilion dv4 2045dx that's also running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and that does not write protect usb external hard drives whenever they're plugged in) to compare, and both laptops have the same services set to start, delayed start, manual, disabled. Not a single difference. I really don't want to do a clean install of Win 7 because other than this I'm quite pleased with how my laptop is running, but I have to admit that there are moments where I dream of breaking the thing over my knee. Any, and I mean ANY, reasonable suggestions, given all the above information, is very welcome. And thanks.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:29 AM
The scan did not find any errors but still this is an indication that something like a simple chkdsk/f from the command prompt could have solved things just as well. I will try that next time.
Edited by PeterSt, 29 December 2012 - 09:31 AM.
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