the disk is write protected USB

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Warrior 3000

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ok so the other night i was putting something on my 8gb sandisk flash drive. my pc shut off randomly and i go to recopy the files onto my flash drive and the drive keeps saying the disk is write protected. I cant format the drive because it says the disk is write protected.

iv tried so many things i have googled....going into regedit and making the write protect reg key. didnt work

the flash drive DOES NOT have a little switch to make it protected.


iv run out of ideas and have been trying for DAYS to get it non protected so i can format it! help!
 
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The first thing I can think of in such a scenario is that you have some type of
malware infection that can be causing denied write access.

Have you scanned that drive with a good (currently updated) anti-virus program?
 
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Try repartitioning it, too. If it doesn't work, the drive is probably dead. Use the HP USB Disk Format Tool. It doesn't say that it partitions, but it does, each time before formatting a drive.
 
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