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Write protect error preventing format on centon 16 gb data usb hard drive

Says write protect on usb and wont allow formating

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Look for a switch or button on the side of your MP3 player.

It might have a lock/unlock symbol on it, or read "HOLD."



This switch effectively disables the player so it doesn't turn on in your pocket when you don't want it to.



Move the switch to the "Unlocked" or "NO HOLD" position to remove write protection.

This position may also be labeled "R/W" for "read/write."


If you have no switch, continue to next Step.


Check with your manufacturer documentation and support.


Some players have options to securely lock them so data is not transferred or overwritten without permission.

Format the MP3 player.


This step should only be taken as a last resort because it will delete all files form your MP3 player.

To format, select "Control Panel," "Administrative Tools" and "Disk Management."


Select the MP3 player and click "Delete." Right-click on empty drive and select "New Partition." Follow the on-screen instructions to format.


hope this helps


Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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SOURCE: Format Hard Drive Error

If the unit detects any form of Hard Drive Error it asks you to format the drive. Connect the unit to your PC and run ScanDisk or DOS Chkdsk on the drive. Will help to rectify any issues with the FAT. Windows XP & 2000 Running Check Disk Utility (ChkDsk) ? HARD DRIVE mode only If you still have problems with the file system on your AV 500 you can try to fix it using the DOS utility, check disk (chkdsk). Do the following; ? Make sure external AC adapter is powering the AV 500. ? Quit all running applications. ? Properly connect the AV 500 to your computer ? Wait patiently (up to 5 minutes) for Windows XP to show the local drive as mounted. ? Open a DOS window. Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. ? At the prompt, type chkdsk e: /f . Use e: or f: or whatever drive letter is representing your AV 500. The /f argument tells the program to automatically fix errors. ? Be patient, this may take a while. ? When finished, exit the DOS Window and properly disconnect the AV 500 from your computer. Now try using the device. DO NOT try to defrag the drive. Let us know how you get on.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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SOURCE: "Format Error" after format with windows explorer (XP)

"NO DATA"/"FORMAT ERROR" may appear and the tracks cannot be played when formatting the unit in Windows explorer and transferring tracks from SonicSatge. In this case, format by MENU of the unit and transfer tracks again.

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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SOURCE: I am not able to format my pen drive

i am not able to access my pen drive.when i double clik on it ,it says "please insert a disk into drive"

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: flash error! please backup the data and format the player

Umm... Vague, but I'll work with it. Connect it to a PC. under "My Computer", find your device, and right click it. You should see "Format Device", or "format".This will remove any and all media from the device, as well as clear your settings.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Remove Write Protection

Remove Jet Flash Write Protection Insert the mini CD that came with the USB Flash disk. Start JF Utility.exe in the JF Utility directory. If it complains that the disk is write protected, choose "Continue" Choose "Partition" Answer "Yes" to losing all your data (Since this becomes a problem usually after formating the disk in WinXP or Win9x, you will most probably not have any data on there in any case) Choose "Public Area Only (Single Partition)", Then "OK", Then "OK" again. Unplug the device, reinsert device, and voila!- no more dark secret areas or write protection on your disk!

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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There is not a straight answer to your question. Multiple methods of removing write protection exist.

Many USB Pen/Flash drives have a switch built onto the unit which can be toggled to turn on or off the write protection. You can see a picture of a Flash Drive with a lock here: http://www.imation-southasia.com/about_imation/newsroom/Flash_drive.html If your unit has a lock switch - make sure it is in the correct position to allow writing.

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