Question about Macally iBall Trackball
My iball pen drive is write protected i want to format it
Posted on Dec 19, 2010
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.
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here
and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• 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.
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.
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.
This will surely solve your problem now.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2010
I'hv format my pen drive with the given tool and after that i cant partition it.... :(after clicking "OK" it just says format unableto complete and after dat "The disk in drive H cannot be formatted." popups
Posted on Apr 04, 2012
to remove write protection:
open start menu>> run, type regedit and press enter, this will open the registry editor.
navigate to the following path:
double click the key WRITE PROTECT in the right pane and set the value to 0
in the value data box press ok
exit registry, restart computer, then reconnect pin drive
Posted on Dec 19, 2010
I believe that if it is write protected then you should be able to un-write protect it by right clicking it and finding the write protection feature and turn it off. But this may not be what is causing it or may not even have that option but from what I am thinking is there is something that has happened is you may have somehow write protected it not knowing you did and by accident. It would help if I knew the manufacturer and the model and the size so I could research it and find the exact fix for the problem.
Posted on Sep 12, 2012
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