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Windows virtual (VMWare) 2008 r2 partition is now write protected

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Last Modified: 2016-04-08
A small partition on my Win2008 r2 server became write protected this morning. Worked fine for 10 months (every two hours trns logs are created here). All of the sudden the SQL job failed and although I can browse and copy from the drive, I can no longer modify or create files that exist.

I've tried to use the Windows Check Disk utility from Disk Management window using the defaults which is to fix errors and it fails with the "the disk is write protected." If I uncheck the fix and run a scan, the drive is successfully scanned and 'No problems were found." was returned.

I've tried to use DiskPart to ensure the readonly attribute was removed and although the cmd commands were successful, the problem still persists.

I've copied all files from drive and repointed SQL jobs to use a different drive for now. Has anyone else seen this problem and have a solution other than remove partition from vmclient and add new?
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