N/APosted on - 05/07/2013
Is it possible to format if the disk is write-protected on Windows XP? If yes, what are the process to achieve it? And how can I remove the disk from being write-protected? If it's not possible, what is the best workaround for this issue?
How to format if the disc is write protected in Windows XP?
Is it disk or disk? For disks there are usually two types: CD-RW and CD-R. A CD-R can only be written once. You can't format it. A CD-RW on the other hand can be re-written. If you have therefore tried to format a CD and you keep getting an error message then most probably it's a CD-R which can't, no matter what you do, be erased.
However if it is a disk you meant then most of them whether they are write-protected or not can be formatted once you reset the relative values on the registry of your operating system.