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I have a 4GB USB stick from WLW essentials (woolworths), recently it keeps saying its write protected, wont let me save or even format it.

Keeps saying write protected, can access all files saved already ok, but cannot save any others

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your 4gb drive has definately a partition virus.
i recommend u to use net protector a virus removal software to tackle this problem
may be demo version will not remove the virus but clean any malware and inform you about the virus.no other software may help as this 4 gb has a partition virus and there is an unseen partition (hidden one) on the drive... which the net protector will delete.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


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.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:

  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


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zcomputerwiz
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SOURCE: my memory stick wont let me download save delete or format

Check for a write protect switch. If the cad doesn't have one, you might have a problem with the connectors.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Kindly try this solution:
  • Connect the USB stick to another computer and copy all the data.
  • Download this file (click here) to that PC and format the USB stick using this program.
  • Now try to connect the USB stick to your ACER laptop and see if it works.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to comment again. If this solution was helpful to you, kindly rate it.
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use a computer with XP OS.
right click 'my computer'
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then select 'disk management' to format ur memory stick. but sad to say, all data will be lost, am pretty sure you know it

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