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Old 05-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
MURIITHI P
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Usb write protection


I have tried to format my flash disk after lending it to someone but it keeps on saying that the disk is write protected and can't therefore be formatted and I can't add other files or delete anything.How can I fix it?
 
Old 05-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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Originally Posted by MURIITHI P View Post
I have tried to format my flash disk after lending it to someone but it keeps on saying that the disk is write protected and can't therefore be formatted and I can't add other files or delete anything.How can I fix it?
not enough information.
  • What OS are you using right now?
  • What tool are you trying to use for formatting?
  • What is the exact wording of the error message?
  • What file system is currently on the flash disk?
  • Do your user privileges allow write access to the medium anyway?
  • Have you tried while being root/Administrator?

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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If you could do that before an now can't it could be a few issues.

One is try to delete and make new partition.

Some flash makers offer a program to fix their products. It is a known issue that this happens. I assume they put a burnable chip on them that gets off.
 
  


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