Question about Panram International Panram 256 MB USB Crystal Bar (FD0002AU) Media
A friend of mine borrowed my Panram USb fdisk, and when she returned it, i couldnt save any file anymore nor erase something from it. she explained that she mistakenly remove the fdisk with removing it safely. can anyone help on these? itried to reformat the fdisk, but its unsuccessful. pls i hope u can help me on this problem the soonest. my fdisk is of much help for me. God bless jonathan
I have a few suggestions for this, but when I give solutions, I always give them in an order of safest to most difficult(or potentially damaging). It would be in your best interest to try these in the order I give them: #1 (assuming you have xp if you're using a usb 2.0 device) Go to start>run> type "cmd" to get a command prompt. Type "CHKDSK" and type the drive letter of your Pendrive and "/F" (example-"chkdsk E: /F") and hit enter. You will probably get alot of errors as it checks the disk and once its free of errors, formats it. When it's done, SAFELY remove the drive, and plug it in again. If that doesnt work, try number 2 #2 DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! You are about to enter the registry. If you do not know what you are doing in the registry, do not go in there. Also, you should know how to back up the registry before you go in. If you do not know, this solution might not be for you. Start > Run > type ?regedit? - Go to the following: My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDe vicePolicies - Double click on the string ?WriteProtect? and change the ?Value Data? box to ?0?
Posted on Sep 16, 2006
Before trying to formate and all those.. check this first. Most of these flash drive has a physical switch to protect from accidental deletion. So look around see if you can find a switch and switch it to the other possition. Usually this switch also accompany by a lock symble.
Posted on Sep 16, 2006
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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.
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.
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