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Formatting a Write Protected DVD-RW

By pingpongmury
Jun 25, 2009
  1. simply put i can't format my DVD-RW. it says that it's write protected and aborts formatting. is there a way to remove the Write protection, via command prompt maybe?
     
  2. ChrisDown

    ChrisDown TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Hi there. Do you have any drive emulation tools (for example, Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%) installed on your system? Sometimes these can be the culprits.
     
  3. pingpongmury

    pingpongmury TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 94

    well it's a back up of my Vista Ultimate from my laptop

    a disk i made
     
  4. ChrisDown

    ChrisDown TS Rookie Posts: 125

    So, do you have them installed?
     
  5. pingpongmury

    pingpongmury TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 94

    yeah

    ;lasdbn;glkascjkvna]we message too short so that explains that
     
  6. ChrisDown

    ChrisDown TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Uninstall them, then continue. I've seen this problem caused by drive emulation tools before.
     
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