Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:19 PM
Got a laptop, Windows XP, that had liquid spilled over it and no longer turns on....I removed the HDD and put it in my HP hard drive enclosure.... the drive turns on and Windows 7 installs driver but it does not show up under 'my computer'....when I load 'computer management' it attempts to 'initialize disk' but the error "the media is write protected' comes up...I have searched for answers to this, attempting reg modification and command line formatting, but neither worked. The file system is RAW and 'computer management' shows the drive as a cd-rom icon... I do not care about the contents of the drive, formatting it is what I would like to accomplish.
HDD came from Windows XP
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