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Sandisk 16gb memory stick is in write protected

I want to unwrite protected my sandisk 16gb memory stick

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This could be a Windows Registry setting that disables you from writing to your flash drive (or formatting it). If you are running Windows after Win XP SP2, you can change that setting.
To disable the write protection:

    1.From the Start menu, click "Run", type "regedit", and press <Enter> or click <OK>.
    2.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies.
    3.Double click on "WriteProtect" and change the value to 0 (WriteProtect = 0 for disabled; 1 for enabled).
    4.Close the registry editor and restart Windows.
    5.After Windows starts, test writing to your USB drive.
    Important Note:
    Serious problems might occur if you modify the Windows registry incorrectly. **PLEASE** make sure that you follow these steps *exactly* and *carefully*. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it in case you have trouble so it can be restored.
    For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, follow the steps as in the KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/

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try formatting it

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Dont worry about being prompted, that is an OS option and you may of turned off by accident. When you insert the flash drive into your USB port, does th elight on the drive ligh up? If not your flash drive may of gone bad.

If it does light up, click on "My Computer" and see if it shows up there.

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Format as Fat 16. Also, Sandisk has a solution to this on their site. http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp

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SOURCE: how to insert sandisk memory stick micro 1gb to computer?

Yes, you will need an adapter unless you have a card reader that accepts that specific type of card.

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Hi unfortuanley you have been sold a fake card

http://memory-cards-blog.blogspot.com/2009/12/dane-elec-8-gb-compactflash-memory-card.html

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