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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

my kinsgton usb won't work. when i try to open the files on my pc,it says that it needs to be re-formatted. but when i try to re-formatit, it says that it can't be re-formatted because it iswrite-protected. i know that for floppy discs, you can choose to haveit write-protected simply by pushing/sliding a notch on the disc.however, i don't see any similar notch/button on my usb. how do i solvethis?

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  • franjz Apr 17, 2008

    i hva same problem with my 2 kingston usb drive its write protected.. pls.. tell me how to solve this..

  • 0myx0 Apr 23, 2008

    kingston datatraveler 2GB

  • Ann-Anne May 15, 2008

    I can't format my USB drive, everytime i do, it always says it was write protected, i cant save anymore the documents/files i needed

  • rc_betero Jul 29, 2008

    remove a write-protected usb flash drive

  • uliyut Aug 02, 2008

    my disk cannot format because write proteted how do I

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    USB

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    USB is apparently write protected. It was purchased yesterday at a local Cambodian computer hardware outlet.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    What a pain this Kingston usb drive is, never will be buy Kingston again. Stupid little drive messed up some important work i had to to do for uni

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    plz help me my pendrive say writeprotected when i formatted

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

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  • rdrcyber2004 Nov 10, 2008

    I have a 1 Gb TwinMos USB2 flash disk. I've tried to re-format it in several occasions but to no avail. The message shows that it cannot be formatted since the disk is locked. I shift the lock to the other end but still the same problem exists. Can you help me solve my problem? Thank you so much.



  • ni_ur_ka Jan 17, 2009

    my datatraveler was working properly but suddently its asking to be formated and when i do it says it cant be formated

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    open the pen drive but how can format the pen drive?yes but write protect the pen drive



  • Elizabeth Wood
    Elizabeth Wood Feb 21, 2009

    Kingston DataTravelers don't have a switch. My other K. Datatravelers (1,2 and 4GB) work fine. The write protection won't let me format it. I want to delete files so I can put different ones on it. Ive tried a lot of different USB tools. Lockers, unlockers, formatter, repair,...
    I understand that there is a way to edit the registry, but what is it replaced with? The one I have trouble with is a 2GB

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Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
good program. kdt100-4gb now is ok

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MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK
now it is not opening i am worried that i have lost the amount and the data that i kept for it. so please help me from loosing both my data and money. iwill be waiting for u.

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Try the following link
www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
this will low level format the USB drive. Be carefull not to attach any other drive on USB excepting write protected device. Otherwise it may low level formet other drives also.

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This worked for me, thanks for the link!
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
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First try to see is there any lock in your usb pen drive and see if its not locking the pen drive, because some pen drives comes with that option to protect usb ..if its not

Use the Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives
Here is the link .just download the zip folder and after opening the folder you will find a file just double click on it..

http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/DisableUSBWrite.zip
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Hi, this is a problem sometime due to controller.
need not worry. kingston gives 5 yrs warranty. ask for replacement and u get a new one

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