Solved: USB pen drive has become write protected

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boabbyrab1

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went to copy over some files when my pen drive has become write protected and cannot be wrote to, deleted or formatted (same i know).
googled it and looked at previous posts on here, tried all the things online that i came across.
hard disk low level format tool. fail
sdformatter. fail
hp usb formatter. fail
disk managment:fail

regedit.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies
do not have folder StorageDevicePolicies
cmd. format G: /fs:fat32 get this result.
Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.
tried a few software to fix but still nothing.
running XP SP3
4GB pen drive (unknown manufacturer)
apart from binning it any help appreciated.
 

cwwozniak

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By any chance does the drive have a physical write protection switch hat may have been moved?
 
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