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Removeing Write Protection From A Dvd


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#1 labouton

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:24 PM

In WinXP Pro, I was using a program (Backup MyPC), formatted the DVD and got an error message indicating that the DVD was write protected. The question is, how do I remove the write protection??

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:27 PM

Did you format the DVD or was it in the process of formatting when you recived the error?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:36 PM

No I had completed formatting and was just beginning to backup when I got the error message that the DVD was write protected.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:38 PM

Let me ask if i may what are the specs of your dvd burner and what type of dvds are you using?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:13 PM

These DVD's are new, blank ones that I couldn't get to operate with my XP. Sorry!

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:26 PM

You are saying you bought DVD disks, brand new never used, nothing on them, and you get a write protected message when you attempt to use one?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:21 PM

With the explanation provided, I understand that a rule has not been infracted. I have therefore reopened the topic and merged them together.

Thank you for the clarification, labouton

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:22 PM

I'm not sure of the methods, nor the reason for trying to format a dvd anyway... (any blank disc (dvd or cd)), but whatever you're doing, you need to stop trying to format. Just burn whatever you need to the disc. That's all you need to do. No matter what type of data you're burning.

1. What programs are you using as your dvd/cd burner?
2. What type of files are you trying to burn?
3. Do you have any rewritable dvd/cd's?
4. Does you burner play media when you put them in the drive?
5. How long has this problem been going on? When did you notice it?...
6. Did you load some just before this problem started?

When I read the BackupMyPC DVD format part,.... I'm thinking that's your problem.

Double-check and make sure you're not the culprit of this problem. I have my share of not doing as directed at times, and then noticing it down the road.

Just a thought.




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