How to format if the disc is write protected in Windows XP?

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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?

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How to format if the disc is write protected in Windows XP?

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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.

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