Is my hard drive write-protected?
Posted on 1999-01-03
Recently and without any user interaction I am aware of, my root c:\ drive will not accept any new folders and consequently I am having difficulty installing any new software. I have been unable to fix the problem through any options within Windows Explorer and am not able to create any new folders/subdirectories using the make directory command from the DOS prompt. Creating further folders or files withing the existing folders/subdirectories of the hard drive (such as c:\windows) is not a problem and deleting folders or files from the root c:\ is also not a problem.
Am I the victim of a virus or did I do something stupid to create this problem?
I am operating with Windows 95 on a Pentium 100 with about half of a 1.3gig hard drive still available. There are currently about 40 or so folder in the first level of the c:\ drive.