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Cannot format flash drive.... receive message `disk is write protected`

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Usually there is a small switch or colored slide which flips between write protected and writable. If there is no switch it may be the software that is on the drive is preventing the format, if this is the case you may need to use a boot disk like Hiren's boot Cd to format it while not booted into Windows.

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I have had good luck with program called hp usb disk storage format tool just google it

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