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# 261791 15-Dec-2019 12:15
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Hi

 

 

 

Every SD card I plug in to my PC says it is Write Protected.

 

 

 

I have tried everything I can find on internet to fix this but to no avail.

 

 

 

Can anyone help please?


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  # 2375767 15-Dec-2019 13:08
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Are you using an adaptor containing a micro SD? Some adaptors have a tiny write protect switch on the side.

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  # 2375807 15-Dec-2019 13:13
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Can you give more details? Help us help you?

 

  • How many different SD cards have you tried?
  • From how many different manufacturers?
  • What are the spec of the SD cards?
  • What PC have you got?
  • What SD card reader have you got?
  • What are "all the thing on the internet" that you have tried?

To me it sounds your BIOS is set to "read only" mode.

 

 





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  # 2375868 15-Dec-2019 15:57
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I have tried 7 different cards and each had the physical lock switch in the unlock position.

 

 

 

My PC is a HP all in one and runs win 10.

 

 

 

I have tried

 

Diskpart to Clear Write Protection

 

 

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  # 2375870 15-Dec-2019 16:03
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Check the position of the switch; "up" is unlocked. I've seen at least one type of card with the arrow pointing in the wrong direction!


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  # 2375876 15-Dec-2019 16:18
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As mentioned above, are you using an adapter for any of these cards?




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  # 2375895 15-Dec-2019 17:23
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Sorry, no. The reader is part of the PC  

 


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  # 2375897 15-Dec-2019 17:41
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I'd have expected to see it listed as a USB storage device rather than PCIx/NVME

 

I'd be interrogating the driver ID string for the baseline chipset/model and check for later driver (HP downloads may give you indication)

 

Heaps of HP users complaining the auto upgrade breaks them. And getting the right old ones fixes


 
 
 
 




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  # 2375899 15-Dec-2019 17:44
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Thank you.

 

 

 

I am 72 and that interrogating bit is over my head.

 

 

 

If you get the time can you explain how I do that?


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  # 2375907 15-Dec-2019 17:56
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https://www.pcworld.com/article/2089404/how-to-easily-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-windows.html

 

 

 

The important bit is ven_xxxx&devxxxx which ID the maker. And what it is

 

But the official HP site will probably tell the same. Just find the model number of the all in one


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  # 2375908 15-Dec-2019 18:18
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I'd uninstall the driver in the Devices list and reinstall it, can be easily done with HP Support Assistant. Let me know if you need help, can do it remotely for you.




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  # 2375909 15-Dec-2019 18:18
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Thank you




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  # 2375918 15-Dec-2019 18:39
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Thanks guys.

 

 

 

I did as suggested and ID'd the reader then found a driver update and installed it.

 

 

 

All good now.


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  # 2375949 15-Dec-2019 19:56
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😃 Glad to hear you found a solution.





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