1. Open Start Menu >> Run
, type regedit
and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following path:
If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies
key does not exist, you will need to create it
Download this batch file called add.bat
, and double click after download the key will
be automatically added to registry.
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
google_protectAndRun("ads_core.google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad);
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
2. Now download the Apacer Formatting Utility
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
). 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
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.
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