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Remove Write Protection

Hi Sir myself Suneet Kharbanda
sir i was used my pen drive from winxp to another os version. afterwards it gives me an error that disk is write protected. i tried to remove or format but again it gives me prob that it is write protected and not able to format. i used different solutions but unable to format or remove write protected. please help me. how can i remove this write protection.

sir my email id is suneet.kharbanda@gmail.com
kindly mail me as soon as possible. my Pen Drive is Kingston DTI/512. and it has no any stick to remove write protected.


Thanks in advance. i could not format my hard disk

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  • srini6813 Feb 10, 2009

    yes i have the write protected problem with DTI/32 GB kingston pen drive china Could you please help me on this i have seen so many links those seems to be helpful but it is showing page cannot displayed...what can i do for that..one more solution i have seen which will do partition manager by using one link but it is also showing same results like cannot be displayed....

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Click > Start > Run > type "CMD" Then
Type "CHKDSK" and type the letter of your Pendrive and "/F".
chkdsk Q: /F > press Enter

another example:
chkdsk D: /f
chkdsk E: /f
D or E is the letter or your pendrive.

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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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• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

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• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
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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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  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
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