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I can't reformat my 8gb kingston USB drive, it says "The disk is write protected"

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SOURCE: kingston usb pen drive

I had a similar problem with one of my usb pen drives about a year ago. The USB drive acted like it was a CD-ROM drive. It turned out that the drive had become defective and and sandisk (i think it was sandisk) replaced it since it was still under warranty. You might try contacting the manufacturer.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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SOURCE: my kingston usb flash disk undergoing write protected physicaly

its not jumber ,its a looks like a switch..
First try to see is there any lock in your pen drive and see if its not locking it, you will see a switch which locks the pen drive at one side and unlocks it when you slide that switch to other side ,some drives comes with that option to protect it ..but if it is not

Use the Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives
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Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

the drive isnt write protected the usbport or the connection is loose so that the computer is showing the drive as read only drive also you can format it using command and also setting off the read only attribute that may have been put by a virus also softwares like usbcillin makes pen drive writeprotected take care

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

try this tool HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool!!

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Remove the write protection on 2GB USB Kingston Data Traveler 100

Found this on Kingston site, doesn't help much but may point you in the right direction.

Unfortunately this unit does not have any security or write protection feature. If you receive a write protection message with this drive, check for the following:

  1. Verify that you are allowed to write to removable storage devices. There may be a security setting in the OS that disables write access to removable storage devices.
  2. Make sure you have not enabled write protection on the drive by using a third party software.
  3. If none of the above apply, the drive may be defective.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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What is the password for the new kingston USB DT109?


It is true that locking mobile storage devices, such as USB drives, with Imation Lock is an excellent way to protect your data.


However, using Imation Lock with a Kingston USB drive can create problems.

Learn how to unlock your Kingston USB drive so you can use it once again.


Ensure that your Kingston USB drive has been removed from your computer's USB port.

Start the Imation Lock software by double clicking the Imation Lock.


Plug in the Kingston USB into a USB port immediately after the "Please Insert the Device or Run This Utility as Privileged User" message appears.


Access your Kingston USB drive by clicking Start > Computer.

Double click on the device.


Start the Imation Lock software again by double clicking the Imation Lock.

Disable the password protection by clicking the open lock icon.


or


If you have password protected a USB drive or partition on your computer and have since forgotten the password, you will need to completely erase the drive.


Erasing and reformatting the drive will remove any password protection, software and data on the drive preventing you from accessing the drive.


The process is simple using Window's Disk Management utility.


Log into the computer as the administrator.


Open the Windows Start menu, select "Run," type "Compmgmt.msc" and click "OK." In Windows Vista and Windows 7, simply type the command into the "Search" field.


Select "Disk Management."


Locate the password-protected drive.

Right-click it and select "Delete." Confirm the action.


The drive will be erased and become unallocated free space.


Hope this helps.

Nov 28, 2012 | Kingston Ultra Thin DataTraveler DT 109...

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When connect my pen drive ( kingstone 8GB G2) it can connect.....it showed on my task bar........and when i open drive of it in my computer it say "please insert a disk into drive H: "...


the computer may have recognized the device as a card reader instead of a thumb drive, try inserting it into a different usb port. And if that doesn't work ,back up the files on the drive and try reformatting the drive.

Jun 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I tried to reformat, format and deleting files. the messages is write protect


Solving this program will probably require the use of a special disk-formatting utility written specifically for Kingston USB flash drives. Your BEST option is to contact Kingston directly:

http://www.kingston.co,/support/default.asp

Answer the questions on that page and follow the prompts to get help from Kingston. They will know how to help you solve the problem at no cost. If all else fails, they will issue you an RMA number so you can return the drive in exchange for a new one. Kingston customer support is excellent, so contact the company at that URL and they will help you get your USB drive working again.

Apr 29, 2011 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Cannot format my data traveler DTI/8GB


hi

may be its infected with virus

try to Do a virus scan on another laptop or pc

or do a disk difragmentaiton & than try to reformat it

Thanks

Jan 03, 2011 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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I install Universal-USB-Installer-1.7.9.3 related to ubuntu in Kingstone 8GB pendrive. Now the pen drive is not working properly.When i try to format it .itsays it is write protected. How can i format it?


connect it to PC then... go to My Computer icon on desk top >> right click >> manage >> Disk management >> select ur USB Flash Drive/pen drive >> right click >>format ....ok......

or
use any low level formatting software....

Sep 11, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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My kingston 8gb and 4gb pendrive when connect to my computer massage appear "disk is write protected" how to solve describe me with full detail


If your pc has virus or your pen drive have some virus u get these problems just try to plug in another pc and try to format..

Aug 20, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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How to reformat a write protected usb?


No need to reformat your write protected USB. The hings you should do is to slide to small button you can see in your USB to remove the write protected.

Mar 29, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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USB FLASH WRITE PROTECT ERROR


CHeck USB for any write protection Notch. If not then check your computer setup, not to mark USB as read only.

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