RAM disc problem

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  1. Northerner

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    Checking through my discs, I've found a RAM disc that apparently, is blank but it is "write protecetd" and I can't undo this. Direct Nav says the disc is not recordable. I don't know if I've ever used this particular disc before.

    Being a canny Scot I don't want to ditch it if it can be corrected;)
     
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    Is it in a Caddy? If so is the little write-protect button set to 'write'? On Panny disks (and most others) this means the little button should be at the bottom when the disk is held upright.
     
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    No:(
     
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    Do you have a PC DVD-RAM drive with write abilties? If so try formatting the disk and see if that makes a difference? You could try formatting on the E50 but, if it insists the disk is write-protected, it might not let you.
     
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    :clap:

    You've done it again - thanks
     
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    No problem mate. The software write-protection option you can set on the E50 (and what somebody obviously set for you by mistake) can't survive a quick (or full) format so if you ever run into problems like that on new disks just format it and all will be well.
     
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    Hi

    Also be aware that DVD-RAM will switch to read-only mode if it detects surface damage (scratches or dust) or has to re-allocate alot of sectors due to writing or reading problems. This is more common for non cartridged media. Formatting will re-initialise the disc, but it might switch again once it starts being used.

    See : http://panasonic.jp/dvdram/english/qa/rq102xx05.htm

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