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My 32g flash drive keeps giving me a "write protection" error. There is no switch to change this please help.

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Click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts also
scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or
select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall
hope this helps don

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My flash drive keeps saying it is write protected.

Three possible Solution to this problem are:-

1:) First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.

2:)Use a software tool Neo2.9

3:)1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit in Run dialog.

2. Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\

3. Find a sub key inside it named "StorageDevicePolicies". If it does not exist there then we need to make it. Right click on "Control" key -> New -> Key. Name it "StorageDevicePolicies" without quotes.

4. Now right click on this newly created key and then click New -> DWORD value and name it as "WriteProtect".

5. Modify this key and give it a value 0.

6. Click OK, and remember to restart the PC.

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

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


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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It depend on the flash drive.
First, the easier, check if there is a tiny switch in your flash drive. You can easily change the switch position.
Second, if no switch, it means you have "error" problem with the drive. You can download the software in the producer's website, or you can contact the producer and they might give you the link to download it.
Third, if no software offered by the producer, then you have quite big problem. Many have this problem if they unplug the driver unsafely. One possibility to remove the write protection is going to the "Regedit" and change the value of :

go to ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ to ‘0’

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