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Windows 7: 16 GB SanDisk Cruzer suddenly becomes write protected!

02 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
16 GB SanDisk Cruzer suddenly becomes write protected!

Got a 16 GB SanDisk Cruizer flash drive and it did well - until I swapped my hard drive for an SSD.

Since the SSD conversion, the ReadyBoost file on it does not work - Windows won't use it because I have an SSD - that' fine. The real problem is the SanDisk became write protected - can't format, can't delete.

Don't have a problem with a 1 GB flash drive - a SanDisk problem?

Already tried rededit, going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies and entering WriteProtect = 0

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02 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 profesional

Well try to use a boot partition manager. This allows you to boot from a CD to manage partitions. You can use this to format your flash drive. Search google for boot partition manager.
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