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WRITE PROTECTION ERROR

Solution for write protection error in flash drive and i cannot format flash drive

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  • richardcuenc Sep 11, 2008

    i cannot access or format my flash disk

  • manlogle Sep 11, 2008

    No puedo formatear una memoria DT Mini Fun Kingston de 512 MB, me da un mensaje de "Protegida contra escritura"

  • ketanindia Sep 18, 2008

    my 32 gb pen drive not formatted. it shows Raw file. when open it ask for formatted, but not done.

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When i pluged the usb it shows ,but the space on it is 0 bytes.

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What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
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• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

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Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
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Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
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