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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

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  • gopal16 Aug 08, 2008

    my pen drive is write protected... it is not formating... so please provide the solution...

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    write protrcted

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    HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

  • crackdipsy Jan 11, 2009

    my ipod classic(80GB) currently got a problem later on i connected it to my pc and the file system was now RAW i tried formatting it to fat32 as apple support recommended that for it but it says media write error.Also when i used itunes to restore it,it tells me that there was an error on a sector (1439).I think i have a problem with my sectors and I think they are corrupted

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Hi my flash disk is inficted with 4 viruse , my flash disk write protected and i'cant remove the viruse or Format the flash disk !! so i'm very unhappen !!! do you help me in this problem ?

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Http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

This is NOT any type of viral executable, nor a joke. I tried it on my "trash PC" first, and after it worked, I decided it was safe. I scanned it for viruses, and it checks out ok. I personally testify for this small zip file. I encourage everyone every where to spread the word about it.

http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

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I cannot find "StorageDevicePolicies" in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies on my computer.
Any idea for that? Help, pls!
Thanks in advance!

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Please check if there is any lock in your data traveler which is stopping you to format it.....but if you dont have any lock in your data traveler you can solve your problem through registry ....you have to make some changes into your windows registry in order to format your data traveler.....
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Check out if the USB drive has a small swich for write protection. 2.
Windows can write protect USB drives too. Check out the registry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.
The value 'WriteProtect' should be absent or set to '0'.
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Please let me know your feed-back.

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click start click to open on my computer you should see your Hard drive C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure you have full control in windows 7


click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP

click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Hard Drive (It should be C:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.


click start click on my computer to open you should see your drive
right click then select format

another way
click start control panel administration tools computer management disk management right click on your usb drive select format

hope this helps you

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Thank's guru
dilipbagdi
you are genius

thank you very much you have solved my problem

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HOLY ****, DILIPBAGDI !!!!!

i have been having an issue with this for about a month now... and have been sparatically searching the internet for a solution and you just saved my life !

Thanks.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

First, check if the card is inserted properly to the slot... push it firmly so that all nodes touches the inside of the card reader..

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This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
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• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
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After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:
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Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
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If this doesn'thave any movable switch. Actually very small switch on part of it. You got virus in it. Usually it is hidden, and usually name AUTORUN.INF. run scan to your usb drive.

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Remove Write Protection


Try this,
1.
Check out if the USB drive has a small swich for write protection. If its there try toggling the switch.

2.
Windows can all write protect flash drives. Check out this registry path,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.

You may find a key here on the right side by the name 'WriteProtect'. If it's not there this would not be the cause of problem. If it's there, make sure that the value is 0.

Please let me know if this does'nt work.

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