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Windows 7: Flash drive WRITE PROTECTED,, not able to format

15 Apr 2013   #11
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Hi OP.

When did your drive start acting like that? Did you ever try to make "partitions" on your thumb drive? I know I'm asking a wierd question, but I need to ask.
I didn't noticed xjactly since when and due to what reason it;s acting like this but,, but its almost 3 weeks i m trying to fix it ,,,, ,, Nops i didn't , how should i do it;s partition,, :: Partition of write protected drive really sound wierd,,, plz do post me the method i will sure try,,,,
and thanxs ,,,,,
Did you try using the drive on a different computer?

Also try playing with this Sandisk demo rescue tool: SanDisk RescuePRO® and RescuePRO® Deluxe Recovery Software | LC Technology International, Inc.
Yes,offcorse i did,,,,, the same problem is seen in all,,, drive reads properly ,, file in its content can also be browse but can be changed,deleted and drive can;t be formated,,,
and also i checked the the above given links but the content of Sandisk demo rescue tool reads like it is a software to rescue the deleted photos and data from the device,,,, i guess it will not help my prob,,,,,,,
Thanx your help is appericated/.......


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15 Apr 2013   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Live Linux CD/DVD?

Do you have access to a Live Linux CD/DVD (e.g. Ubuntu)?
If so, use GParted to format the stick.

I think that you can get other partition managers that will run from CDs/DVDs (or USB sticks), so you don't have to boot into
Windows to use them.
You could try one of those.

I don't know the names of any, but other members do.
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15 Apr 2013   #13
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i think it life is over ...hehe
It reads as of it is healthy showing all its content,,,so i still was hoping it could be rescued,
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15 Apr 2013   #14
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Do you have access to a Live Linux CD/DVD (e.g. Ubuntu)?
If so, use GParted to format the stick.

I think that you can get other partition managers that will run from CDs/DVDs (or USB sticks), so you don't have to boot into
Windows to use them.
You could try one of those.

I don't know the names of any, but other members do.
Well in that case i will have to reach to my friend, who use linux,,,,
Can you please be a bit descriptive with the process..
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15 Apr 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is there a switch on the flash stick? Did you look?
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15 Apr 2013   #16
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

If you're certain there's no switch on the device, try "Minitool Partition Manager". Helped me out several times.
Minitool Partition Manager
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15 Apr 2013   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi giteshpoudel,

Your pen drive has failed safe. It will not take in any more data since it will only get corrupted. All reserved sectors that could be mapped in by the continuously generated bad sectors are exhausted. The bad sectors have no more place to go to keep your data uncorrupted. So the flash controller has activated the safety trigger. No more data could be written into it. The end.

Buy a new flash drive.
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15 Apr 2013   #18
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is there a switch on the flash stick? Did you look?
My post #10
Sorry , i forgot to reply you,,,
Yes i have already searched for the any type of switch in it,,, there is no switch on it,,,
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15 Apr 2013   #19
giteshpoudel

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi giteshpoudel,

Your pen drive has failed safe. It will not take in any more data since it will only get corrupted. All reserved sectors that could be mapped in by the continuously generated bad sectors are exhausted. The bad sectors have no more place to go to keep your data uncorrupted. So the flash controller has activated the safety trigger. No more data could be written into it. The end.

Buy a new flash drive.
Ya i m too realizing the same,,,,,,,
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15 Apr 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If there is no switch I think jumanji hit the nail on the head.
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