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My 1gb kingston pen drive is write protected

I cannot add or delete info on my 1gb kingston pen drive. it tells me the disk is write protected. what do i do?

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Try to right click your pen drive then copy and paste it on your My Documents folder. When done, follow these steps:
1. Go to start menu
2. Click Run and type cmd
==A command prompt shows.==
3. Type cd\
4. Type format x:
5. Press Enter key
6. When done type exit

Note: Copy all the files you have transferred on your My Documents folder and paste files again to your pen drive. You can now do whatever you want on your pen drive.

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I know about this problem and the solution.

First, you should know your pen drive is infected with a virus. You can't usually repair it, you'lll just have to format it, and I'm getting to that.

Now, Before you format the pen drive, you might want to preserve some files in the drive?

Instead of trying to view the pen drive by double clicking or right click=>open TYPE the ASSOCIATED DRIVE LETTER at the RUN DIALOG BOX (start=>run)

Eg:
If your pen drive is assigned to drive E:
Start=>Run
Type "E:" (without quotes) and hit enter.
It should open.

Now you will probably see some weired .exe file, probably named fun.exe. That's the virus. You just cant delete it. BUT you can copy the rest of the imprtant files to your hard drive.

TO FORMAT
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type "cmd" (without qoutes) and hit enter
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