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Hard Disk Locked?

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I wanted to run FAT32convert on my machine.  it said it cant
do it because my disk is locked?  i tried exiting all programs, etc., and i get same error. i ran scan disk but i cant write due to that as well.  how can i unlock the disk?

i have 110 megs free.
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There are 2 commands that refer to that: "lock" and "unlock". Those commands are to be typed from the DOS prompt. Try "lock /?" and "unlock /?" for help with them

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I have no such program
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weinrj...

I just posted you a message on the accepted question regarding that subject.

DON'T DO IT...

Wait for Memphis (WIN98) or get the OSR2.

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What the hell are you talking about?  Is this regards to my other question?  about fat32?  this question here is about my locked hard disk.

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It's not worsed (to do the conversion), but as Johnt said the Lock and Unlock command are straight DOS command.
So go to a Dos session and type:
unlock drive c:  <followed by enter>

Now if you insist to run it, try it now if it does not work, and you can't write anything to your hard drive.  Well the answer is simple then.  It just did screw up your hard drive settings.

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i dont care for the conversions anymore.  i tried to run scan disk and it said it could fix errors because it could write to the disk.  i can save downloaded files.  I dont have those dos commands [unlock]  

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Indeed, unlock is not part of Dos 7 which comes with WIN95, you would have to find an old dos disks with the unlock command to try it before you count the situation as a failure to recover.
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okay, thanks.  now why can i save downloads, but i can save
scan disk items?

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BTW- is this a com or exe file

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What is the exact message you receive when you run scandisk??
Are you runningit from Dos, or windows??
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I am running the windows version of scan disk (win95)
Funny/  for some reason it is working now.  that is odd.
thank you anyways.
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