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My flash drive gives me "The disk is write protected.". There is no any protection notch or button on the flash drive. Any Ideas?

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Well maybe u'll need to consider formatting the flash disk to work properly but before doing that try to use it in different USB ports and in a different computer and see if it is working or not.


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