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Transcend v10 flash drive switched to read only!!!!!!

My flash has switched to read only mode. it won't let delete or write anything else to it. it gives the message (turn off the write protection in volume \device\harddisk5\dr25). the slider on the side of the flash is to expose the usb connector, not write protect the drive. thanks for any help you can offer....

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  • cypher1953 Jul 20, 2008

    the drive was working fine, then it just went read only on me.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    same problem to me!!!

  • S C May 11, 2010

    Hello again,



    What operating system do you have it on?



    Thanks

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Hello,

I was searching Transcend support site and found a recovery tool that may help. Here is the link. http://www.transcendusa.com/Support/DLCenter/Software/JetFlash%20Recovery%20Tool.zip

The support site describes it as "This program will erase all data stored on the JetFlash drive". Hope this helps.

Thanks

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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on Jul 21, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi, while starting my pc a message displayed that cannot find the script file c/windows/system 32/rahul's virus protection vbe


Let it be a lesson how not to run computer without protection, your computer is infected with rahul malware/virus...

Please follow this advice:

1. switch computer off
2. boot computer in safe mode (tapping f8 during boot up will get you there) as an administrator with network connection
3. go to this site and run they free online scanner:

http://www.eset.com/online-scanner

4. still in safe mode download and install ccleaner
5. run ccleaner, as last run registry ccleaner
6. reboot computer as "normal"
7. do yourself a favour and buy nod32 antivirus, install it and allow it to protect you...
8. download from Microsoft they free Malicious Software Removal Tool and run it as well

If above did not remove all traces of rahul, please follow that advice for manual removal:

1. click on any folder on the desktop
2. select any folder and click "tools" or "properties", you did not stated which windows you run, cannot provide exact instructions
3. select "folder options"
4 select "view"
5. select "hidden files and folders"
6. tick "show hidden files and folders"
7. remove tick from "hide extensions of known file types"
8. remove tick from "hide protected operating system files"
9. search for any file with "*rahul*.*" in title (that includes file mentioned by you in the problem question)
10. delete these files, if files "refuse" deletion, click on they properties, one by one, unselect tick from "read only", click "apply" and then delete
11. remove file "autorun.inf"
12. re-boot with full shut down in safe mode (step 1 and 2 of first part) and run ccleaner again including as last registry ccleaner

Hope this will solve your problem, and buy this antivirus... If problem still persist, do not hesitate to call me back on this thread, if succesfull please leave note.



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I am trying to remove write protected files/music from my mp3 player...HELP!!!


In the music folder have you right clicked and selected properties then uncheck the "read only" box?

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Cannot delete file


most times the icon u are trying to delete is in use .
what to do,
1. restart yr system in save mode by pressing the f8 key during booting and then chose the option save mode. or use help from ur system to find out how to start yr system in save mode.

2. tryu deleting the icon again n see what happens.

guess this helps.
thanks

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Hi, i have a dane-elec flash disk 8GB i can read and copy from it, but i can't write or delete or format it, please help thank you


Check to see if the flash disk has a switch located anywhere on the body. Some flash disks have this switch which is to write protect the flash disk from accidental erasure of its contents.

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I have an Ativa 512mb flash drive and I have WinXP as my OS when I put in my flash drive XP prompted me to chose an action to have my computer do when I put my drive in again and I accidentally chose the...


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Save, and it should work fine!

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I received an empty attachment[0bytes]which I saved on my desktop and now it won't delete, I have tried renaming it, moving it, it won.t budge the message says cannot read the source, can you help?


restart you pc, but keep pressing F8 while its booting up, this will get you into a menu where you need to select 'start windows in safe mode', then when prompted for the operating system choose windows then allow it to run.

You will then be presented with a large sized desktop with you account and administrator account, choose either then go to the folder you wish to delete and delete it, restart pc and then it should be running as normal

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WRITE PROTECTION


There are a number of reasons why you are unable to delete files and you need to be sure that the file is no longer required before you delete it. If a file won't allow you to delete it, it can mean a program on your computer is using it.

However, you can try the following...........

The simple way is to reboot your computer in "Safe Mode." To do this, reboot your computer, as the computer is booting, repeatedly press F8 until the option to select safe mode appears. Select safe mode and allow the computer to fully boot. Safe mode only loads all the critical and vital software to support your operating system and not all the programs installed on your computer. When the computer has booted, look for the file you want to delete and try to remove it. If you are able to delete the file, you can now reboot the computer normally, simply by restarting.

If this does not work a more complicated way of removing the file is to use DOS or Command Mode. This will definitely allow you to delete the file but is tricky if you have not used Command Mode before. Command mode will allow you to delete the complete folder so if there are other files in the folder that you want to keep, be sure to either put them in a different folder or move the file you want to delete into its own separate folder. Using command mode is irreversible so be sure you don't delete anything you are likely to need.

I will call the folder you want to delete FRED, just to identify it. Make a note of exactly where it is located on your hard drive, for example
C:\WINDOWS\Resources\FRED

Restart the computer pressing F8 like you did for safe mode.
This time select 'Command Mode.'
This will open a screen that looks old fashioned and there will be a prompt that will say something like
C:\Documents and Settings\Your_name>

Type del C:\WINDOWS\Resources\FRED
This will delete the folder called FRED which will remove your write protected file.
Then just restart you computer normally, the file will have been successfully removed.



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