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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       04 Sep 2016 #10

    I'm glad it could help anoopch, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  2.    19 Oct 2016 #11

    Hmmm... list disk doesn't see the hdd in a usb external holder. Thats the one I need to fix so its cleared of read only.

    edit: It does show under file explorer as drive E: Here is a screen shot.

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Oct 2016 #12

    Hello Jim,

    Does Disk Management show it?
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  4.    19 Oct 2016 #13

    Hi Brink !

    I'll check.
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  5.    19 Oct 2016 #14

    Device manager shows it. Either I've forgotten how to get to Disk Management, possible, or they moved it.

    found it.

    edit again.

    Yes it shows in there just fine.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Oct 2016 #15

    Good. You can use the same Disk # it shows in Disk Management for it in the command.
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  7.    19 Oct 2016 #16

    Aha ! Disk Management shows them both with the same size. Diskpart does to. But there aren't the same total size... that is why I found the Diskpart to be confusing. So I did clear the readonly.

    Here is a screenshot.

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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Oct 2016 #17

    Are you able to access drive E: on disk 1 now?

    Just to note, this only helps if you get the "The disk is write-protected." message.
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  9.    19 Oct 2016 #18

    Yes, I can open folders and look at my files.

    Only problem left is to get this Win 10 computer to see a Linux/UBCD dvd in the dvd drive as bootable so I can run some diagnostices on the bad drive. I can play movie and music dvds no problem.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Oct 2016 #19

    Good news.

    If you like, go ahead and create a new thread for the Linux/UBCD dvd issue to see if a solution can be found.
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