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Windows 7: USB write protected?

02 Sep 2012   #31
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Possiblt. Whta happens if you run ActiveKillDisk on it again? Can it access it?


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02 Sep 2012   #32
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Selena,

Take a break.

And when you come back try this as a last resort.

Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - CNET Download.com , run it as administrator and try to format your pendrive.

If it doesn't help, end of the story. Your pendrive is dead as a dodo.

From what I can perceive, most if not all cells are dead or killdisk has written zeroes. What files and in what shape you see/saw last, is what others can see. There is no way others can, including the manufacturer, retrieve any thing other than what you saw last.

So you can confidently return the pendrive for a refund/replacement.

Yet to satisfy yourself, download HDD Low Level Format tool (Windows executable not requiring installation) HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool , run it as administrator and let it write zeroes in as many cells as possible. ( There is a rarest of a rare chance it will complete the task successfully, in which case you are lucky. Format using the HP Tool) The process of writing zeroes will take quite sometime. So do not sit in front of the computer. Go and do some other activity that will keep you engaged for a few hours atleast.

Have a good day/good night.
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03 Sep 2012   #33
Selena

Win7 64 bit
 
 

to jumanji:

thank you for a try, this is the result (hammeeeeeer!)

ok, i will send it back to the seller then for the refund... 20 quid is 20 quid.


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03 Sep 2012   #34
Selena

Win7 64 bit
 
 

to golden: I can give it a try, but I do not believe it will sort it out...
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03 Sep 2012   #35
Selena

Win7 64 bit
 
 

to jumanji again:

running the HDD thing, this is what it shows - I guess there is no hope for this thing...


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03 Sep 2012   #36
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I would say its completely shot. If your data on it is worth more than the money you paid for it, simple smash it and throw it away.

Regards,
Golden
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