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Windows 7: How to format write-protected USB flash

22 Dec 2013   #21

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Ok, but that's like taking your car in for repairs and not letting the mechanic look under the hood. There's no personal information in the PUBLISHED report that is of any use (sure the computer name and profile name is published, but that's not private information).

Please post the diskpart information. If that doesn't show anything interesting I won't be much help without the Speccy info.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Sorry I can post (if I haven't posted before) snapshots of diskpart but about that huge information about all of my machine's details it causes me to think that "This is a risk". sorry again.
The results are in below images (1 and 2).
Capturing all the window in one image was not possible so
I toke two ones. The no2 exactly shows the result after no1 from down to top.




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22 Dec 2013   #22

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

@carwiz: Yes, I had gave it to one of my friends some time ago.

@Layback Bear: (Write-protected?), NO.
copy right protected? you mean warranty? if yes, NO.
NO.

@straubalexander: There isn't any tab named security in it:


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22 Dec 2013   #23

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Please identify which drive you have
  • Armor A50
  • Armor A70
  • Diamond D01
Silicon Power manuals
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silicon Power Manal
1.3. Disable Security

A message will be showed when you select the "Disable Security" item, itís warning about the security protection will be disable, you can select "Yes" to agree it or select "No" to against the message.

A dialogue of windows will be show when you selected "Yes" selection, only one field selection is "Current Password", of course includes the "X" selection and "OK" selection.

The Disable Security box ask to pass the Current Password, of course includes the "OK" selection and the "X" cancel selection.

When you select the "OK" selection, you will pass the password and disable the security protection, if you select the "X", you can cancel the action.

1.4. Unlock Device
A. Unlock device with password.
To select the icon of utility on the tool bar with left key of mouse.

A dialogue of windows will be show, only one field selection is "Current Password", of course includes the "X" selection and "OK" selection, and add a button of "If you forget password".

The Unlock Device box ask to input the current password, of course includes the "OKí selection and the "X" selection.

After you input the current password and click the "OK" selection, you will pass the password and unlock the security function. If you select the "X", the dialogue will disappear.

B. Unlock device if you forgot password.
To select the icon of "If you forget password", but if you execute it, please pay attention that will delete all partition and data for low level format your hard drive device.


After you select the icon of the "If you forget password", the another dialogue of windows will be popup, the message warning you if you forgot password, you can use this function to clean the password, but all data inside the hard drive will lose. And the job will take a long time.

If you select the "Yes" icon, the erase hard driveís action will be start and pop up a process bar for display the process.

Erase and low level format the hard drive that makes your hard drive return to originalís hard drive.
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22 Dec 2013   #24

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

That website has security problem and is not openable.
I toke an image by Speccy from my storage part, below. I hope it be helpful. If more things are needed tell me please.


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22 Dec 2013   #25

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I checked the link and found no security problem. It did ask for an email to look at the manual though. if I'm researching something for someone else, I'll give the site a dummy eMaill address. Sometimes that let's you view the information - other times, they eMail you another address, which in my research case I never get because it wasn't my real eMail address. In Silicon-Power's case - I was able to look at the manual.

Check your Start Menu for SiliconPower and try to use the instructions from the manual I posted in #23.

If you're still stuck, try the SiliconPower USB Flash Drive Recovery tool on this page:
https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...?type=software

It asks for an eMail address to download it, give it bozo@clown743.net and fill in the chalange with the text they provide.
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22 Dec 2013   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

First let the OP clarify whether he is still talking about an 8GB MicroSD card on which he had an earlier thread My problem with mi Micro SD card (and on which I had blown a final whistle My problem with mi Micro SD card )
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22 Dec 2013   #27

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Good point jumanji.

Kurdman, please identify the USB device. I asked in post# 23 - I'll only ask twice.

Thanks.
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22 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you jumanji for the information.
A lot of members spending a lot of time for 8 gigs of something on something usb connected.
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23 Dec 2013   #29

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I checked the link and found no security problem. It did ask for an email to look at the manual though. if I'm researching something for someone else, I'll give the site a dummy eMaill address. Sometimes that let's you view the information - other times, they eMail you another address, which in my research case I never get because it wasn't my real eMail address. In Silicon-Power's case - I was able to look at the manual.

Check your Start Menu for SiliconPower and try to use the instructions from the manual I posted in #23.

If you're still stuck, try the SiliconPower USB Flash Drive Recovery tool on this page:
https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...?type=software

It asks for an eMail address to download it, give it bozo@clown743.net and fill in the chalange with the text they provide.
The website has security issues (below image).
I don't want a recovery tool. I'm searching for a way to format my USB flash and I appreciate your responses.


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23 Dec 2013   #30

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

@jumanji: That thread and this one are two different subject completely. I think you know that. And about your post there, as I said there, I'm thankful than you about that grate tool you introduced me, but, among thousands files it could only recover about 10 files. Nonetheless, I said and say thank you.
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