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Write-protect cannot be removed

A friend of mine borrowed my Panram USb fdisk, and when she returned it, i couldnt save any file anymore nor erase something from it. she explained that she mistakenly remove the fdisk with removing it safely. can anyone help on these? itried to reformat the fdisk, but its unsuccessful. pls i hope u can help me on this problem the soonest. my fdisk is of much help for me. God bless jonathan

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I have a few suggestions for this, but when I give solutions, I always give them in an order of safest to most difficult(or potentially damaging). It would be in your best interest to try these in the order I give them: #1 (assuming you have xp if you're using a usb 2.0 device) Go to start>run> type "cmd" to get a command prompt. Type "CHKDSK" and type the drive letter of your Pendrive and "/F" (example-"chkdsk E: /F") and hit enter. You will probably get alot of errors as it checks the disk and once its free of errors, formats it. When it's done, SAFELY remove the drive, and plug it in again. If that doesnt work, try number 2 #2 DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! You are about to enter the registry. If you do not know what you are doing in the registry, do not go in there. Also, you should know how to back up the registry before you go in. If you do not know, this solution might not be for you. Start > Run > type ?regedit? - Go to the following: My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDe vicePolicies - Double click on the string ?WriteProtect? and change the ?Value Data? box to ?0?

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Before trying to formate and all those.. check this first. Most of these flash drive has a physical switch to protect from accidental deletion. So look around see if you can find a switch and switch it to the other possition. Usually this switch also accompany by a lock symble.

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