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Flash Drive is Write-Protected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by me10, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. me10

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    We bought a super-cheap 128mb flash drive off eBay. It said it featured "write protection" - this is evident, as it seems I cannot write to it at all or adjust the security. There is no security tab on properties and I have tried on lots of systems.

    I have even tried using a program called XPSecurity to force enabling to write to the drive but with no luck...you cannot format it there isnt anything to do. I have also ran the PC in safe mode to try and find this security tab but nothing.

    Any advice would be appreciated, would love to use my super-cheap flash drive! =D
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Some have a physical switch on the drive.
     
  3. me10

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    yes there is a switch but I am unable to write to the drive when the switch is in either position??
     
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    Out of Stock JW

    Try this one:
    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?ref=cj&product_code=340902&pfp=cat1
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Also a good deal. :) Since I have seven or eight FLASH drives from 1gig through 4gig that I got on the free after rebate deals, I'm pretty well set in removable storage. :D
     
  7. me10

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    Thankyou
     
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