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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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3. Navigate to the following Registry key:
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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 (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
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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:

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

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