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The Pig
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[Need Info] usb flash drive unlock write protection software

Is there any programs out there to stop a usb flashdrive giving errors that it is "write protected"
Yes, I have plenty of room on the drive, putting under 1 gb on a 4 gb drive!
Or do you think the drive is dead!
I tried some fixes on-line but no luck!
I don't mind buying another drive I just hate to throw one out if I don't have to!
Thanks!!!

GuruGuy

join:2002-12-16
Atlanta, GA
said by The Pig:

Is there any programs out there to stop a usb flashdrive giving errors that it is "write protected"
Yes, I have plenty of room on the drive, putting under 1 gb on a 4 gb drive!
Or do you think the drive is dead!
I tried some fixes on-line but no luck!
I don't mind buying another drive I just hate to throw one out if I don't have to!
Thanks!!!

If you don't mind removing the data on the flashdrive, why not do a reformat of it, then try it again.
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The Pig
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said by GuruGuy:

If you don't mind removing the data on the flashdrive, why not do a reformat of it, then try it again.

I tried that a few times, sometimes it formats and sometimes it don't (sounds like an almond joy commerical) !
And either way it stops half way through the transfer!


chachazz
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reply to The Pig
Look in the registry -
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.
The value 'WriteProtect' should be absent or set to '0'.

Or maybe it is toast
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The Pig
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I tried that also!
No StorageDevicePolicies listed under Control!

I just notice that my 4 gb drive shows up as 1.6 gb no matter what I do, I put a few songs on it, but don't understand where the write protected came from and how did the drive lose 2.4gb!

GuruGuy

join:2002-12-16
Atlanta, GA

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Well here's a silly question. Does it have a sliding lock tab thingey on it that may lock it?
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vaxvms
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reply to The Pig
Have you tried it using the drive in more than 1 computer? Is the behavior the same with different computers?
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