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Solved: USB pen drive has become write protected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boabbyrab1, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. boabbyrab1

    boabbyrab1 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    By any chance does the drive have a physical write protection switch hat may have been moved?
     
  3. boabbyrab1

    boabbyrab1 Thread Starter

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    nope, no switch on it either.
     
  4. boabbyrab1

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    just ordered a new one
     
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