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Usb not formating due to write protect

When i formatinf the usb is not formating and geting usb is wirte protected and can't format

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Some usb pen drives,  if thats what you mean? They have a little button on the side of them to protect the contents of the usb pen drive. Check that, tyhen go to "My Computer" look for pen drive, Right click and format.

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No usb can be write protected. Its some virus infection in that particular usb which is not allowing you to format it. I'd suggest you to take the usb to a diff pc plug it in whatever comes up don't click or do anything with it. Simply through my computers right click on usb and click format. It will get formatted.

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