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Disable Write Protection on HP FlashDisk

Disable Write Protection on HP FlashDisk

I use a 5MB HP FlashDisk with Stacker on my HP 200LX. Recently it developed the problem that I can't save or delete files on the Flashcard. If I try to, I get the error message, Disk is Write Protected. What do I need to do to release the write protection? A & G Consultant Co. Yokohama, JAPAN [HP Tech Support said they had heard of the problem you described, but that it was very rare. To disable the write protection, run CHECK.EXE (not CHKDSK) from the DOS prompt on your Palmtop. CHECK.EXE is a utility program that comes with HP FlashDisks. It should still be on the compressed portion of your flashcard. If you can't find it there, check the floppy disk that came with the FlashDisk. To do this, close your applications, enter AppManager (press (&...)) and exit System Manager completely by pressing (MENU) Application Terminate All.

If CHECK.EXE is still on your flashcard, log on to the A drive and the directory it is in, type check at the DOS prompt and press (ENTER). If it is not on the Flashcard, copy it from the floppy disk that came with your FlashDisks, to your Palmtops C drive and type check a: from the C:\ prompt. That should fix the problem. If you have any further problems, contact HP Tech Support --Rich.]

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