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Windows 7: Flash drive Formatting need help!!!!

03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Flash drive Formatting need help!!!!

I have this flash drive I had it for a couple of years and it was working fine until recently. The problem is when I copy files anything on this flash drive it gets write protected. I tried formatting it it works everything on flash drive gets deleted. After formatting I copy files on the flash drive and the same thing happens over and over again. Is there any way to fix this? there is no switch on the flash drive I looked for it and didn't find it.

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03 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello mariuszpl88

Don't know if this may be of help to you - Remove Write Protection On USB Pen Drive or Memory Card or iPod

Danny
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03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello mariuszpl88

Don't know if this may be of help to you - Remove Write Protection On USB Pen Drive or Memory Card or iPod

Danny


It didn't but thanks anyway. I actually found something that worked I formatted my flash drive it worked unplugged the flash drive plugged it in again and its "write protected" I read somewhere that flash drives can be formatted until some point, after which formatting wont work anymore could this be true?
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03 Oct 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes it is true! They have limited write cycles.
Sometimes they fail very soon.

One of my friend faced similar problems with a recently bought 16GB flash drive and he has to throw it away as he lost the purchase receipt. He could not return it for warranty replacement.

Usually companies replace it within the warranty period.
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03 Oct 2011   #5

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I know this is solved but did you try to clean it with diskpart then format it either in diskpart or disk management?
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04 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhansen1 View Post
I know this is solved but did you try to clean it with diskpart then format it either in diskpart or disk management?

Yes but it didn't work
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