Hello Just had this issue with a Seagate ST373207LC SCSI 80 Pin 3.5" HDD on Windows XP. I couldn't find any software information, tools or utilities and as a last resort, changed the 80Pin-68Pin adaptor i was using. The Write Protect Jumper was not installed on either adaptor but this solved the issue straight away. Digging up an old post but it was the first result I found for my own query.
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The message which you are facing while formatting your flash drive maybe be due to below reasons. 1) It could be due to virus. Try to scan your flash drive with your anti-virus and check. 2) Second reason would be when you connecting your flash drive it may include some autorun files which starts its own when you connect your flash drive and because that file is running it wont allow to be formatted, so try to delete all the files including in your flash drive and than try formatting. or There is right protect switch on many pen drives , a physical write protect switch which enables you to either allow writing on the disk or disallow writing on the disk.
All you need to do is toggle the right protect switch and you would be able to write files on your pen drive. Please find an image below for more information.
Write protected and disk not found are the typical messages that a pc gives when you try to access a memory stick in which the actual memory chip has died. Nothing more can be done to fix it - it's dead. Junk it.
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
If you have the gate on the floppy disk (do not confuse with the hole on the left side) open and it still writes to the disk then you have a problem I haven't had to deal with in 15 years.
If it used to work and now doesn't then its the drive. There is a metal arm that "detects" the open gate, could be it isn't free to more or the spring is missing or damaged.
If its never worked some PC BIOSs allow you to modify the locking mechanism. This could also be caused by a damaged or intentionally modified floppy drive cable. Back when software was distributed on floppies people who had to duplicate disks would disable the write protect feature. This allowed them to write on protected disks without having to go thought the timely process of setting the protection off to write then back on to send to users.