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Cannot find usb in safely remove page

I was trying to look for a solution on write protect for my usb when i accidentally pressed the "do not use this device (disable)" on the device usage section. This is found when in the safely remove hardware part under properties and general sections. Now i cannot access my usb. When i connect it to my PC, i cannot find it in my my computers section nor is it appearing in the safely remove page. Please help!

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Try your drive in a differing USB port and then go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > and then re-enable the drive if you can find it,
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Hi My pendrive is write protwcted, Pendrive is


Some pen drives have a small toggle switch with them which make the drive write protected try locating that switch. If there is no such switch then try formatting the drive preferably from safe mode. you can do this by following these steps:
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (Fcool.png key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.

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How do I format a Kingston 8-GB Data Traveler 101 flash drive which is write-protected?


You can try to go to safemode (to go to safemode restart the computer then tap F8 while restarting then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt) Note: you have to have the flash drive connected before restarting After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (F) for example then write as C:\windows\system32>F: and press enter F:\>format F: and press enter If it ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter It should reformat the usb flash drive


You can also check out the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
The value should be "0".

Jul 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My usb transcend jf v30 4gb is write protected


Hi there,

Step1:-:-
You can remove write protection from your usb flash drive using the below method:
1. Open start menu, in the search bar type regedit and press enter. This will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
Note:
If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
3. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right window and set the value to 0 in the Value
Data Box and press OK button
5. Restart your computer and try copying files into your USB drives.

Registry Disclaimer:-
Sometimes this problem is caused by two Windows registry entries that have become corrupted. To fix the problem, you have to use Registry Editor to delete the corrupted registry entries.
However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
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/

Step2:-
If the issue persists, check what happens in safe mode.
Here are the steps to boot the computer into safe mode:-
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button; click the arrow next to the Shut Down button, and then click Restart.
2. Do one of the following:
•If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
•If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter. For more information about options, see advanced startup options (including safe mode).
4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
When your computer is in safe mode, you'll see the words Safe Mode in the corners of your monitor.
Refer this link for more information.
"Start your computer in safe mode"
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE?


Write Protection on any portable USB Device can be applied by the physical lock provided on the card adjuster or some times provided on the pen drives, so make sure to make your drive not write protected by moving the lock in right direction.

But even after moving the physical lock for write protection the problem can happen due to some virus action. This happens when some virus or script which applies the registry hack to make any drive write protect when connected to the computer, In that case follow the procedure below to remove write protection from your pen drive.

1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.

2. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it

Download this batch file called add.bat from here, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry.

write-protection-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

disable-write-protection

4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done.

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Usb is write protected


Hello heavenly_157 !

Thank you for writing to us. The solution to this problem is little tedious; So go throgh with the steps I am suggesting before you perform them.

Step1:-:-
You can remove write protection from your usb flash drive using the below method:
1. Open start menu, in the search bar type regedit and press enter. This will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
Note:
If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
3. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right window and set the value to 0 in the Value
Data Box and press OK button
5. Restart your computer and try copying files into your USB drives.
Registry Disclaimer:-
Sometimes this problem is caused by two Windows registry entries that have become corrupted. To fix the problem, you have to use Registry Editor to delete the corrupted registry entries.
However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
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/

Step2:-
If the issue persists, check what happens in safe mode.
Here are the steps to boot the computer into safe mode:-
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button; click the arrow next to the Shut Down button, and then click Restart.
2. Do one of the following:
•If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
•If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter. For more information about options, see advanced startup options (including safe mode).
4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
When your computer is in safe mode, you'll see the words Safe Mode in the corners of your monitor.
Refer this link for more information.
“Start your computer in safe mode”
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

These steps can be followed on Windows Vista or Windows Seven only.

Hope this will help.

Regard's
Anurag

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I cannot remove write protection of my transcend 4GB pen drive


1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW.EXE

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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Hi, I have a Jetflash USB 2.0. I am unable to copy or delete files on the stick. When I try to it comes up with a message:'The disk is write-protected, Remove the write protection or use another disk. What...


improper removing may have caused the problem format the usb by right-clicking on the usb drive and format don't change anything just start the format and i almost forgot to tell you when removing a usb drive use the safely remove hardware method see the green arrow icon in the lower right of your screen? right click on it and click safely remove then stop to avoid problems

thanks for posting

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ReadyBoost Error


In the future, always use the Safe Removal method before removing a USB drive. This prevents this kind of error in the first place.

If you haven't done so already, reboot, then insert the USB. Make sure there are no windows open which reference the USB device. Then use Safe Removal (right click in the lower right hand corner of the task bar. That should clear it.

If that doesn't work, right click the USB drive in My Computer, choose Properties. See if you can clear the Read Only setting.

Last resort - copy off the files you need from the USB, and format it.

Jul 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE


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I had same problem. I fix it with suggestion of 1st guest. I download program from site http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip, and program formated USB and he work fine now. TY for advice.

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