How to format a write protected HDD

  awest3 03 Nov 12
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I've got a samsung 1GB HDD which I need to format but when I try it says its write protected and won't allow it. I been into safe mode with CMD but its still the same. I deleted it as a volume and recreated it with no affect. Is there a way fo doing this?

  awest3 03 Nov 12

Found the answer on this site http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverfiles/thread/7859d8c0-7438-4836-8408-a0c550c8ba0a

BAsically I had to reset the read only flag on the volume. Very easy to do once you know how..

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