Will my drive work with Windows 7? Drive reports ‘write protected’ or ‘read only’ when trying to save to or delete from it. Rescue Rescue your data. My second external drive isn’t detected in Windows. Hi, Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

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I then tried plugging in the drive after both times and it still did nothing.

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What does it mean? Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity.

Check if you are able to connect and view contents of the external devices on a different PC. Upgrade Improve your storage. Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

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Thank you for the reply. The Device Manager displays a yellow! I did everything in the order you mentioned but it did not work. Virginia – Time Lady.

Drive reports ‘write protected’ or ‘read only’ when trying to save to or delete from it. In reply to Anil Madishetty’s post on February 10, Nytro Leverage flash storage. No articles available for this product. In reply to Guru Kiran G’s post on February 17, My drive is sleeping too much in Windows. Windows 7 or Vista requests drivers for an external drive. How satisfied are you with this response? Apple Boot Camp cannot be used on an external drive.

Usually given as formatted capacity see format operation.

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I suspect that there might be some problem creeagent the Hard drive or might with the USB cable you’re using to connect. Why does my hard drive report less capacity than indicated on the drive’s label? Seagate USB External drive diagnostics. Windows will not allow me to safely remove my drive. Rescue Rescue your data. Also try connecting the external hard drive to other USB ports and check if you are facing the similar issue. Can I backup multiple PCs to one external drive?


This site in other languages x. My other 3 hard drives do, as do some flash drives I use constantly and my phone.

You can try fixing this by first going to the command prompt Start and type in CMD and running the following command: Will my drive work with Windows 7? It doesn’t show up on My Computer, or Disk Management. It keeps reporting the drive is busy or in use.

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