Disc is write protected? So ANNOYING

  levyo1 07:08 14 Dec 07
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Hi I have a sandisc 512mb rsmmc card and when I try to copy a file it says in an error message Disc is write protected? There is no little switch on the card to unlock,and when I try to format the card it comes up with the same message!!

Any Help Please..

  golfpro 07:34 14 Dec 07

More info needed, what are you trying to copy, from where, are you using the card adaptor.

  levyo1 07:44 14 Dec 07

trying to copy a work file, nothing special off my desktop, and yes I have to use the card adaptor as it would not fit without.

  Jak_1 12:55 14 Dec 07

A similar thing is happening to my dvd's, it say's remove write protection when tryng to burn to them.

  lotvic 13:10 14 Dec 07

seems to be a problem with the rs (reduced size)card click here
try this:
quote/""From Windows you can check the memory using the Error Checking utility available for any drive connected to the system.
To access, connect your Memory card to the PC with a memory card reader. (Remember to insert the memory card into the reader before connecting the reader to the machine.).
The memory card should appear in Windows Explorer, as a new drive letter, and with the label [Removable Drive] next to it.
Right-click on the drive icon for the memory card, and select [Properties] from the options listed.
When the Properties dialog appears, tab across to the Tools tab, and the first option listed will be Error-Checking.
Click the [Check Now..] button and the memory card will be scanned for errors.""/end quote

or try this:
quote/""Open a DOS Prompt (or Cmd Window) from the Startup menu.
At the prompt, type the Drive letter of your memory card followed by colon and enter:
C:> ChkDsk <drive_letter>:
The Chkdsk utility will then run, and report back its findings.
If there are any problems reported then the memory card should be formatted:
at the command prompt, this can be achieved by typing:
C:> format i: /FS:FAT
(this will re-format the drive i: (my memory card), to the FAT file system).
This should fix any problems with the card.""/end quote

  levyo1 07:49 15 Dec 07

Hi Tried that lotvic but it keeps coming back unspecified file?

  lotvic 09:34 15 Dec 07

err..? what did you try?
and have you looked at my link yet

  levyo1 13:52 15 Dec 07

Yes I have seen your link as I have searched the net about this problem and there seems to be lots of them (problems)I also tried your cmd below but it comes back unspecified file.

or try this:
quote/""Open a DOS Prompt (or Cmd Window) from the Startup menu.
At the prompt, type the Drive letter of your memory card followed by colon and enter:
C:> ChkDsk <drive_letter>:
The Chkdsk utility will then run, and report back its findings.
If there are any problems reported then the memory card should be formatted:
at the command prompt, this can be achieved by typing:
C:> format i: /FS:FAT
(this will re-format the drive i: (my memory card), to the FAT file system).
This should fix any problems with the card.""/end quote

  lotvic 02:14 16 Dec 07

What is the drive letter that your pc has given to your sandisc 512mb rsmmc card?

for example your hard disk is C:
and other drives will have a letter, maybe E: or F:

If the sandisc 512mb rsmmc card has been given E: then at the Cmd you would need to type

chkdsk E:


then on your keyboard press return

  levyo1 19:01 16 Dec 07

Hi when I type that in it says the, file the path or file name is invalid? By the way the card is the letter I.Thanks for your help in this.

  levyo1 19:04 16 Dec 07

Hi again it has just tried to format in CMD it has come back File write protected!!!! So PIXXESS me off

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