How to fix Disk is write protected error

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Hi,

This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods on how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives  like Pen drives and Memory.

I have a 2 USB FLASHDRIVE and when i insert it on my computer it says," The drive is write protected". I cant open it rather format it.

Please help me.

Thanks!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #125549

How to fix Disk is write protected error

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Solutions.

1) Please go to download utility Format Write Protect

try this tool

2) Check all of the folder properties, at least the ones on the root of the drive, to be sure they are set for editing. Here's one way:

1. Click Start, then click Run…
2. Type "attrib -r -s X:* /s" (without quotes; replace "X" with the drive letter of you USB drive) This should make all folders writable.
3. Press the "Enter" key
4. Type "attrib -r -s X:*.* /s" (without quotes; replace "X" with the drive letter of you USB drive) This should make all files writable.
5. See if it works.

3)

1.Run
2.regedit (Run it with Administrator)
3.CTRL+F (enter)
4.Search this .. StorageDevicePolicies
5.in Right side there is Writeprotect set it to 0
6.if you see at left side you will notice step 5 is expand from the folder … ControlSet001>Control>StorageDevicePolicies

7.Now Expand ControlSet002>Control>StorageDevicePolicies and SET .. Writeprotect to 0

I Hope i will a big help for you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #125550

How to fix Disk is write protected error

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First step you can do this trying to fix the problem with the help of windows without any third party tool. you can follow the steps written below:

For USB drives:

1. Open Start -> Run…
2. Type diskmgmt.msc and press enter
3. Right click on the partition you want to format (where the letter and size is)
4. Select 'Delete Partition…' and confirm
5. Right mouse button in the same place and select 'Create partition'
6. Select primary partition
6. Select size, file format, disk letter, label etc should be all right if you leave defaults.
7. Click ok

This will retreat the partition and format it in proper way. It will help to most of you if you have problem with it.

If it is not helpful then you can use a third party tool like one given below:

Use HP USB Format Utility. You can use it
Its helpful and Free to download. – check this link HP Business Support Center

And then you can solve your problem.

Good Luck

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