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Windows 7: pendrive not able to format...!!

08 Aug 2013   #1
3 Ak 3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
pendrive not able to format...!!



i can't format or copy any data into my pendrive
It shows that Pendrive is write protected..!!
please do help...


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08 Aug 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Worst case: Your pen drive is dead. A pen drive that has gone through thousands of Read/ Write cycles can die a natural death when its flash controller decides that it had had its full run and it is no longer safe to write any data on it.(simple non-technical explanation. )

Since you have not given any details about the pen drive in question like the model/make/capacity, for how long you have been using it, whether it is still under warranty, whether other pen drives works normally on your computer,whether you had tried this pen drive on another computer and with what results, and if it shows in the Windows Disk Management how does it appear (is it RAW) etc., etc., it is not possible to give any specific suggestion to deal with that problem.

So here you go on a round-trip.

How To Fix Write Protection Errors On a USB Stick
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08 Aug 2013   #3
diplo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

At first glance with the information you've given: more likely than not it's dead. This is the condition, from my anecdotal experience, that flash drives go into when they are toast. You can fiddle around with
Code:
DISKPART
in the command prompt or open "Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions" in Windows 7 to see what can be done to it.
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15 Aug 2013   #4
3 Ak 3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

My pendrive is scandisk, 8 gb. I bought this pendrive 2 years ago and other pendrive's works fine on my pc.

Actually its like this once i was copying some movies into my pendrive and in b/w i removed it from my pc and asfterwards the data which is inside the pendrive can't be deleted or copied into my pendrive ..
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15 Aug 2013   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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15 Aug 2013   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3 Ak 3 View Post
My pendrive is scandisk, 8 gb. I bought this pendrive 2 years ago and other pendrive's works fine on my pc.

Actually its like this once i was copying some movies into my pendrive and in b/w i removed it from my pc and asfterwards the data which is inside the pendrive can't be deleted or copied into my pendrive ..
You have still not answered one specifc query I made " How does it look like in Windows Disk Management? Is it RAW?"

If you had pulled your pen drive while it was writing something, I guess most likely it had gone RAW.

Check in Windows Disk Management. If it shows RAW, do a partition recovery with Partition Wizard Home Edition ( Full version and free)

Download and install Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

And then to the topic Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB in my thread
Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

Once the partition table is restored, you will be able to access and use your drive as before.

And then to format or not to format is your choice and if you do want to format, format it with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v 2.2.3 which I always prefer.(Rightclick on the exe file and Run as administrator.)

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...mat-Tool.shtml

Always use " Safely Remove" and do not pull out any USB drive while it is writing.
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