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Disk drive The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in drive F:.

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This problem is caused due to a worm or a virus. u can format it in alternative operating system like linux or ubuntu to get ot alright.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Ashutosh Ghimire Jan 22, 2009

    limitation is that flash memory has a finite number of erase-write
    cycles. Most commercially available flash products are guaranteed to
    withstand around 100,000 write-erase-cycles, before the wear begins to
    deteriorate the integrity of the storage You may even have to buy a new one


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How to remove the write protection of my sandisk cruzer switch

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Hi Agynana,

what you need to do is connect your usb drive, then open a command prompt window (Programs->accesories) and in this window type:

and press enter

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where * is the volume number of the required drive listed in the list volume section.
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I have a 32 GB Kingston pendrive. when I insert it to the computer it shows that "The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in...

• 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 from here 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.

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:
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  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.
partition_the_pen_drive.jpg 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.
Update 3 (Solution Working):
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1. Download this tool:

2. Format

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Found this on Kingston site, doesn't help much but may point you in the right direction.

Unfortunately this unit does not have any security or write protection feature. If you receive a write protection message with this drive, check for the following:
  1. Verify that you are allowed to write to removable storage devices. There may be a security setting in the OS that disables write access to removable storage devices.
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My usb flash drive is write protected how can i remove it

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the software that resides on them determins if the "disk volume" is write protected.

if a software program other than the native software that came with the drive has write protected "files" that exist on the drive you will need to find out the name of said program and follow the proceedures for changing the write protection of those files.

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Remove Write Protection

Click > Start > Run > type "CMD" Then
Type "CHKDSK" and type the letter of your Pendrive and "/F".
chkdsk Q: /F > press Enter

another example:
chkdsk D: /f
chkdsk E: /f
D or E is the letter or your pendrive.

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