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How do I remove hard disk Write-Protection?

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Hello,
 I have an HP Pavilion dv9700 CTO Notebook PC with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition x64. I am using a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Essential Edition external hard drive. Recently I started getting the error message, "The disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk" on my external hard drive. The only problem is that I never enabled the write-protection and I see no way of disabling it. I can't write to the disk or move any files. Can someone please help me?
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i would contact WD with your problem :  http://www.wdc.com/en/buy/help/contactus.asp

did you try to connect it to another system ?
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No, but I'll try that.
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I had this problem on one WD External drive before, I ended up needing to go into the DIsk Management for the system and obliterating the partitions on it and then resetting the whole thing, it eventually started working.
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