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Windows 7: How to format write-protected USB flash

23 Dec 2013   #31
Franky

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Good point jumanji.

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

Thanks.
That website had problem so the only way I could think about was to use the Speccy tool, hopefully it gives you the info. Except for those, I don't know how to identify what you want.


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23 Dec 2013   #32
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Try http instead of https
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23 Dec 2013   #33
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

@Golden: Which of course from the security perspectives we should not.
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23 Dec 2013   #34
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Fair enough. Still, if I use https, I dont get the error you do - perhaps something in your browser?

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23 Dec 2013   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The recovery tool should let you access the drive so you can format it. Have you saved all data you want from it?
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23 Dec 2013   #36
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

dear Britton30: The problem is not concerning about data. Please read the thread from beginning.
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23 Dec 2013   #37
Franky

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Fair enough. Still, if I use https, I dont get the error you do - perhaps something in your browser?

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All chrome, IE and Firefox browsers report security problem with that site. For example this is from firefox:


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23 Dec 2013   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
@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.
Ok, so in the earlier thread it was an 8GB MicroSD card that became write-protected.

Here it is an 8GB Silicon Power Pen drive. Again it became write protected.

Should we connect these two as related events or view them as separate incidents that could have happened by coincidence is a matter of concern.

Do you have other pen drives and do those work as usual on your PC?

What about this 8GB pen drive? Does it function properly on another PC?

Now reverting back to your MicroSD card, I didn't answer your thanks-giving post , merely because that answer is not going to help you in any way.

If everything was OK except that it was write-protected ( due to other reasons being not the end-of-life syndrome) your card should atleast be readable. I had clearly indicated that that there seems to be a lot of already corrupted files and that is why Windows was trembling and tumbling. If PhotoRec could recover only about 10 or so files, that is it. All other files were so corrupt that even PhotoRec would not recover. There is only one other recovery program that I know of, that works with zero assumption and that is ZAR - Zero Assumption Recovery, Data Recovery Software, Solutions, Tutorials, Forum - ZAR Data Recovery but only digital pictures recovery in it is free. Even if you buy the full licence, I doubt it could have recovered more than what PhotoRec did. Then you would curse me. That's why I kept quiet.
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23 Dec 2013   #39
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I have seen proprietary usb drives that were made for the PR people that evidently had connections inside the device that would prevent it's use for anything else but what the PR people had put on the drive.

Once I had a stick that was from the geek (eek) squad that had their proprietary testing programs on it that would not be formatted or added to. I assume it was so that the stick could never get a virus or Trojan by inserting into a customer's computer. Not that bad an idea and with the cost of these drives so cheap, it seems like a good idea.

Rich

PS: I have a couple of usb drives with small slide switch's on them to prevent writing..
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23 Dec 2013   #40
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Fair enough. Still, if I use https, I dont get the error you do - perhaps something in your browser?

Attachment 298422
All chrome, IE and Firefox browsers report security problem with that site. For example this is from firefox:
Again : something with your browser. My Chrome doesn't report any problems.
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