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Windows 7: WRITE protected Flashdrive

08 Dec 2011   #1
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 
WRITE protected Flashdrive

i cant format the flashdrive of my friend because it will prompt "disk is write-protected". There is no switch in it and i think it is a virus, because it was loaded with a bunch of shortcuts and error file names. I tried using Malwarebytes and Avast but still after reboot it is still there and write protected. I tried removing it manually using a CMD and showing hidden files but i cant even hit the delete button key on my keyboard. There is no delete option either when i right-clicked my mouse. I also tried in registry the StorageDevicePolicies but it is already set to "0".

Anyone suggestions?


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08 Dec 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You could try using Diskpart: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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08 Dec 2011   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try to format it with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool . HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8 Download - EXTREME Overclocking
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08 Dec 2011   #4
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

seavixen32 diskpart encountered and error sir . il try this second option.
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08 Dec 2011   #5
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

Same here sir jumanji."Disk Write Protected"..weeew!
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08 Dec 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Can you try this drive on another computer? Does it still show the read-only symptom?

If yes, it's possible the drive's simply going bad.
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08 Dec 2011   #7
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

Yes it is. How i wish there is a reset button in flash drives like a scientific calculator does
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08 Dec 2011   #8
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

The worst thing is it is already full
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08 Dec 2011   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

For some people HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool seems to have worked.

For some Neo 2.9 Repair_Neo2.9.zip - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage seems to have worked.

Try them. The second one seems to have a high success rate.
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08 Dec 2011   #10
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

Weird but " Disk Not Found" .
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