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Cannot write to pool "Catastrophic Failure (Error 0x8000FFFF)", cannot remove disk from pool "The Media is Write Protected"

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Hi All,

I had a really odd error that has left one of my pools not working correctly. I shit my system down as per normal and when i bought it back up, Drivepool sent me an error saying a disk was missing. The disk appeared in Disk Management but was not initialised. So I shut down and checked the connections, and rebooted a couple of times and the drive came back up, Drivepool found it and subsumed it back into the pool.

However, whenever I try and write to the pool, or the individual drive that disappeared and came back, I get the windows error: Catastrophic Failure (Error 0x8000FFFF). Googling this wasn't much help, so I thought I'd remove it from the pool and re-add it, which is when DrivePool came up with the error: "The Media is Write Protected". The other drive in the pool is fine, but I can't do anything in the pool or the other drive.

Any ideas how to resolve this?!

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After posting, I found an issue I had missed: the disk was marked as Read Only in disk management. 

After running DISKPART from cmd I managed to remove the read-only tag using the command attributes disk clear readonly  and it appears to be OK now.

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Yuuuuup.    This happens from time to time (I've seen it 4-5 times in the last 10 years, including both my systems and other peoples, so exceptionally rare). 

I'm glad you were able to figure this out, and posted the solution!  Hopefully, no more weird stuff for you!

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