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Boot up again to the command prompt just like you did in Post # 27.



Step 1.

If you have not tried it please try to reboot and go to the command prompt again type chkdsk /r again and if it works great if not go to step 2.


Step 2.

Locked volume unlock


diskpart

list volume

select volume xxx
(where xxx is the write protected problem drive)

attributes volume clear readonly

exit

chkdsk /r



If it works great let it run if not reboot and try it again.


Step 3.

Please let me know the results.
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When I typed in the attributes line it said "DiskPart failed to clear volume attributes." Then after trying the chkdsk /r it just gave me the same message.
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I am consulting with some experts on this step not working.

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OK the last line is changed from:
attributes volume clear readonly

to:
attributes disk clear readonly

Locked volume unlock


diskpart

list volume

select volume xxx
(where xxx is the write protected problem drive)

attributes disk clear readonly

exit

chkdsk /r



If it works great let it run if not reboot and try it again.
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I can't tell which drive is the "write protected problem drive," but I've tried all 3 of them (E,C, and D) and whenever I get to that last step, it keeps giving me that same message about how it can't run disk checking on the volume because it's write protected.
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Please print these instruction out so that you know what you are doing

  • Download OTLPENet.exe to your desktop
  • Ensure that you have a blank CD in the drive
  • Double click OTLPENet.exe and this will then open imgburn to burn the file to CD
  • Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.
    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
  • As the CD needs to detect your hardware and load the operating system, I would recommend a nice cup of tea whilst it loads :)
  • Your system should now display a Reatogo desktop
    Note : as you are running from CD it is not exactly speedy
  • When it finishes booting, double click My Computer
  • Right click on Local Disk C:
  • Select Properties
  • Click the Tools tab
  • Under Error-checking select Check Now...
  • Check both boxes (Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors)
  • Click Start
  • Allow it to complete all 5 phases.
  • When it is done reboot.

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Once that completes running please do this:

Start the computer and press F2 to enter setup.

Once in the setup (BIOS) it should show the hard drive under HDD

It will say something like:

Toshiba MKXXXXXX
or
Hitachi
or
(some hard drive brand and the model which is a mix of letters and numbers)

I need the brand and the model in my next post.

To exit the BIOS click Esc then it will say Reset without saving? click Yes
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After letting it go through the five phases, I went to restart, it popped out the disk and then went on to give me the same startup error message as it always has been doing. I tried pressing F2 and it doesn't give me any of that information, just two different tests that I can run. The screen that gives me the most information doesn't show me anything about a HDD but it does give me the notebook model (HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook PC) and then a product number, system board id, service id, processor type, processor speed, total memory, bios version, serial number, and uuid number.
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Look on the boot screen somewhere on the screens it should list your hard drive
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I've clicked on every F key listed at the bottom of the page, and I can't find HDD or anything about hard drive listed anywhere. What should the boot screen look like?
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On the initial screen it should say some key F1, F2, Esc or something else to push for setup.

Push the key for setup and it will take you into the BIOS (setup) screens.
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For escape, it says push to enable startup message, so when I do it flashes some information up for about half a second and then takes me to the windows error recovery page.
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Ok, I managed to take a video of it and paused it on the screen. I don't see anything about an HDD or hard drive. It says Phoenix TrustedCore ™ NB at the top and then some copyright stuff. Under that it says the BIOS version and build time. Under that it says CPU = 1 Processors Detected, Cores per processors. Then it says Intel ® Core ™2 Duo CPU t8100 @ 2.10 GHz. Then it lists a system RAM passed and L2 cache each with 3072 before them, then says system bios shadowed and video bios shadowed. Followed by ATAPI CD-ROM: with a bunch of letters after it and Fixed Disk 0: with a bunch of letters and numbers after it and then lastly it says Mouse initialized.
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Fixed Disk 0

What are the letters and numbers?
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WDC WD2500BEVS-60UST0
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