How to fix "The media is write protected" error when trying to turn off BitLocker

El Carpincho 5 Reputation points
2023-10-05T19:55:01.42+00:00

Hi! I am trying to turn off BitLocker (which I didn't enable by myself) in my Windows 11 laptop. And there is an error occuring while doing this. What can I do to turn it off? IMG_20231005_225235_413

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  1. Hania Lian 8,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-20T07:06:33.02+00:00

    Hello!

    If you are receiving the "The media is write protected" error when trying to turn off BitLocker, it may be due to a setting in your computer's BIOS. Here are the steps you can follow to fix this issue:

    1. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS settings by pressing the appropriate key (usually F2, F10, or Delete) during startup.
    2. Look for a setting related to write protection or read-only mode for your hard drive or storage device. This setting may be located in the Security or Boot sections of the BIOS.
    3. Disable the write protection or read-only mode setting and save the changes.
    4. Restart your computer and try turning off BitLocker again.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian