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Auto write protect by virus.

I write a file to my pen drive, it says that drive is write protected and can't write on it. I can't format it as well.

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Is there any switch on the flash drive? Is the drive full? If not it might be an idea to try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. To do that try:

  • Plug in the flash drive
  • Right click on My Computer
  • Choose Properties
  • Switch to the hardware tab
  • There should be a button like "Device Manager". Click on this.
  • Find your flash drive on this list. Right click on it and choose uninstall.
  • Unplug the flash drive, wait a few seconds then plug it back in.
  • You should now get a new hardware wizard dialog from which you can reinstall the drivers.

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SOURCE: Remove Write protection from the Pen drive permanently

Hi Abhishek,

There is a samll tab in the which will have lock mark, move it to unlock.
That will remove the write proterction, still have issue replace the drive.

Thanks
Smith

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I have a transcend pendrive wen i insert it it shows drive has to be format but wen i m tryng to format its not formattingl08305


It is possible that the memory was damaged or is infected with a strong virus malware that does a block on detection to the PC. try the same on another PC which has a good protection and if this works there are faults on your port or the PC is infected.
If the drive is still not detected then the memory is faulty even after you try to format on any PC.

Jun 14, 2011 | Transcend (589307) Media

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Removing Write Protection


Trouble:
In the past we had received so many problems from the readers who have a problem in copying files on their USB portable devices like pen drives, memory card and iPod etc.
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According to the mails we had received about this problem, people have seen the following errors when their thumbs drives, memory card etc becomes write protected.
  • Cannot copy files and folders, drive is write protected
  • Cannot format the drive, drive is write protected
  • The disk is write protected
  • Remove write protection or use another disk
  • Media is write protected
Some times people say that suddenly their drive become write protected and they are not able to delete any files and folder on the drive and also not able to copy new files and folder to USB portable drive.
Let’s see how can you remove write protection on your portable devices like pen drives, memory cards, iPod and other USB mass storage devices.
Fix:
Write Protection on any portable USB Device can be applied by the physical lock provided on the card adjuster or some times provided on the pen drives, so make sure to make your drive not write protected by moving the lock in right direction.
But even after moving the physical lock for write protection the problem can happen due to some virus action. This happens when some virus or script which applies the registry hack to make any drive write protect when connected to the computer, In that case follow the procedure below to remove write protection from your pen drive.
1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it
Download this batch file called add.bat from here, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry.
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3. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button disablewriteprotection_thumb.png

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4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done.
In case you still find an issue, please leave a comment below.

Updated on 28th May 2009
After a lot of user comments telling that the above method does not work for them, we tell you another method which you can follow to solve the “Pen Drive is Write Protected” problem.
If the above method does not work for you, follow the below steps:
1. Copy all the important data from this drive to your computer because this method will format the drive and erase all the data on the pen drive.
2. Now download the Apacer Formatting Utility, Unzip this utility to a folder on your hard disk, preferably on a folder on desktop screen for easy access (Do Not Try To Save it on pen drive). Keep your pen drive plugged in, and double click on the Start.bat file in the folder where you unzipped the above utility. This will start formatting your pen drive, wait till the formatting completes and the LED on your pen drive stops blinking. Remove your pen drive after than and plug it in again.
The above two steps will solve the problem. If you still face the problem, follow the below steps:
1. Goto Start > Run, type cmd and press enter, this will open command prompt.
2. Type the following command on the command prompt replacing X with the drive letter of your pen drive.
CHKDSK X: /F
The above two methods will help you fix the problem.
Note: For all those who are out of luck in fixing the problem with their portable drives, I would suggest you to get your drives checked or replaced by the manufacturer to fix it for you

on Jun 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How To Protect Your Computer ?


How to protect your computer by Virus?

Few tips.


1. Try to updated your anti- virus always.

2. Use original anti-virus support.

3. Minimum try full system scan 3 days a week.

4. Before open any external memory device ( Example : hard drive, pen drive, memory card, mobile, etc ) don't forget to scan.

5. Symbol of virus infected device is Auto Run option. ** if you use a pen-drive then just right click on drive, if your seen the top option is Auto Run / there is 2 time showing Auto Run that's mean the device infected by virus."

6. If you think the system not going fast then before just run scan only SYSTEM 32 folder which is located inside C: drive> windows> system32.

7. Weekly once clean your temp internet files, recent use document etc.

Thanks .
Regards,
Rajdeep.

on Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi I have a transcend jetflash d33193 4Gb flash that won't format. It tells me the flash is write protected and i don't she any physical lock. i have tried every possible thing i know on it but it...


The message which you are facing while formatting your flash drive maybe be due to below reasons.
1) It could be due to virus. Try to scan your flash drive with your anti-virus and check.
2) Second reason would be when you connecting your flash drive it may include some autorun files which starts its own when you connect your flash drive and because that file is running it wont allow to be formatted, so try to delete all the files including in your flash drive and than try formatting.
or
There is right protect switch on many pen drives , a physical write protect switch which enables you to either allow writing on the disk or disallow writing on the disk.

All you need to do is toggle the right protect switch and you would be able to write files on your pen drive.
Please find an image below for more information.

Jun 08, 2011 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

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Hello,

If you have the strong virus you can not not open flash drive.


Follow step>Go another PC which is running well, If all the hidden file and protected system file can see in that PC think that is well in condition. But please don't connect the usb pen drive.Now you stop the autorun .Follow all the instruction.

How will you confirm?

Follow the steep.
Press win key +R >type gpedit .msc and soon an windows will open.
Press win key +R>ms config and soon an windows will open.
Press win key + R REGEDIT and an windows will open soon.
Go to tools option >folder option >view>check on show hidden file
Check off hide protected operating system file
Check off hide extension known type file.

If , still there are no hidden file in drive C:

Think your computer has affected by serious virus because to protect the system file
microsoft manege all sysy file as hidden.

When you can see all hidden file think Ok .
If your another PC is well, after examine all the steep, do all the steep now

>start>program>accessories>system tools >system restore >set earlier date. If you have the strong virus you can not do that, then you should better to copy your data if necessary
follow step>set your hard disk in another computer .before install be ensure that .another pc is well condition.

>show hidden folder can see all system file >can open task manager>run type ms config >enter, it will be open windows>run type gpedit.msc> enter ,it will be show.>run type regedit enter ,it will be open .think your another pc run in ok condition. Then type gpedit.msc and hit >administrative templates>system>turn off auto play>select enable>click down arrow >select all drives.



Now auto run program off. you can access easily.Now you can insert the pen drive and delete unnecessary file or format.Now you can format or open your pen drive.

Hope it will help you.

Feb 13, 2011 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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My usb is not formating


Hello,

If you have the strong virus you can not not open flash drive.


Follow step>Go another PC which is running well, If all the hidden file and protected system file can see in that PC think that is well in condition. But please don't connect the usb pen drive.Now you stop the autorun .Follow all the instruction.

How will you confirm?

Follow the steep.
Press win key +R >type gpedit .msc and soon an windows will open.
Press win key +R>ms config and soon an windows will open.
Press win key + R REGEDIT and an windows will open soon.
Go to tools option >folder option >view>check on show hidden file
Check off hide protected operating system file
Check off hide extension known type file.

If , still there are no hidden file in drive C:

Think your computer has affected by serious virus because to protect the systemfile
microsoft manege all sysy file as hidden.

When you can see all hidden file think Ok .
If your another PC is well, after examine all the steep, do all the steep now

>start>program>accessories>system tools >system restore >set earlier date. If you have the strong virus you can not do that, then you should better to copy your data if necessary
follow step>set your hard disk in another computer .before install be ensure that .another pc is well condition.

>show hidden folder can see all system file >can open task manager>run type ms config >enter, it will be open windows>run type gpedit.msc> enter ,it will be show.>run type regedit enter ,it will be open .think your another pc run in ok condition. Then type gpedit.msc and hit >administrative templates>system>turn off auto play>select enable>click down arrow >select all drives.



Now auto run program off. you can see and delete easily all the hidden unnecessary file .auto run file. From hare you can insert the pen drive and delete unnecessary file or format.Now you can format or open your pen drive.

Hope it will help you.

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How to format write protected pen drive


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Jul 30, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Remove Write Protection


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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May 18, 2009 | Kingston 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity...

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How can i remove write protect from my 4 GB transcend pen drive


Hi Virus or Trojans can run some process that keeps running in background. This not only harms the computer, but also prevents the pen drive from formatting as it shows that the drive is in use. Remove and re-insert the pen drive, don't double click on drive and cancel auto run operations if it starts automatically. Run a virus scan on pen drive, this will help fix the issue. Now format the pen drive.

Jan 16, 2009 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

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8GB TRANSCEND PEN DRIVE - WRITE PROTECTION DELAYED - REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION


Use following link to download recover jetflash from transcend site.

http://www.transcend.nl/support/dlcenter...

note that the data on the pen drive will be erased. so back it up before you run it.
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