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Windows 7: How to format write-protected USB flash

23 Dec 2013   #41
Franky

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
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.
Who has said the microsd card in that earlier thread is/was write-protected!? Me? In which post no?
Why you introduce me a tool that hasn't any relationship with this thread? You could introduce it in that thread. If you don't know what's my problem in this thread, read it from beginning this way you can find the answers of your last questions.


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23 Dec 2013   #42
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Kurdman FF says your connection isn't secure? Check your options/settings, etc.
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23 Dec 2013   #43
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

There isn't any switch on it. I can take photo from any side of it and post them.
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23 Dec 2013   #44
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

My connection (ADSL) is as like before. Options are as like before and fine. Nothing is unusual except for that website.
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23 Dec 2013   #45
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Kurdman,

I again repeat my questions

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?

Will you care to give straight answers?

I have been watching this thread from post #1 and I haven't found any answers . If you had given please quote the post and cut and paste the answers.

Again whether you said it or not, whether you know it or not, your MicroSD card was write-protected to start with or got write-protected.

And you have been consistently refusing to give any relevant details or history about your pen drive. Just saying a flash drive. If you had bought the pendrive couldn't you have said that it is a Slicon Power 8GB pen drive. And Slartybart was digging all Silicon Power Hard drives. And now Golden and Britton are digging the website.

We have to infer from Speccy shot that it is a Silicon Power Device.The whole thing now appears to be fishy.

As richnrocknrockville surmised these may be proprietory devices. I am only sorry to have helped you in your previous thread. I shall now be content watching this thread . Goodbye from me.

Goodbye.
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23 Dec 2013   #46
Slartybart

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

Interesting.... it's possible that your locale (Iran) might be causing the certificate issue - not sure about that though.

The site is fine though as I and other members do not get the warning. Is your OS up to date (Windows Update)? There are certificate DB updates offered every so often.

What happens if you go to the main page of Silicon-Power?
SP / Silicon Power-High quality, Exclusive and Unique Leading memory storage brand

Hmmmm.... so I tried what I suggested and I got the cert warning. Following "more info" on the warning page, it suggested adding www. to the address. I did and the warning was not presented. I looked at your screen shot and saw that the address already had www. on it.

In any case I believe the stick is software write protected and the only way to get around that is to use the Silicon-Power software - either already installed on your sysyem (somewhere in your start menu... SP Guard?) or by using their recovery tool.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silicon-Power
USB Flash Drive Recovery
USB Flash Drive Recovery is an advanced recovery tool specifically developed for Silicon Power USB flash drive. If your flash drive is not working properly, in most cases it can be repaired instantly.

*Pease make sure the network connection status before to run the program.
*This software is designed to repair malfunctioning USB flash drives. It will not recover any data/pictures stored on the device. All data on your drive will be permanently erased during the repair process. Please backup the contents of your drive before proceeding.

Moreover, USB Flash Drive Recovery can disable the password on Win 7 for all Silicon Power USB flash drives. If you ever set the password for USB flash drive on Win 7, it might cause unrecognizable problem when you use the flash drive on different platform other than Win 7 OS. This tool can help you to disable the password and solve the problem directly.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
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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.
There are also firmware updates here: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...&currlang=utf8

At this juncture, your choices are slim.
Find the SP software on your machine, run it to disable the protection
--OR---
Go to the mfgr site and download their utility
-> ignoring the cert warning
--OR--
find a general utility that can override the Silicon-Power protection.
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23 Dec 2013   #47
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A new USB drive would cost only a few dollars. Throw the write protected one in the trash.
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23 Dec 2013   #48
Slartybart

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

Yeah, that was my mistake - I was working another issue and confused a HD with a Flash drive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
..... And Slartybart was digging all Silicon Power Hard drives.
I'm out of ideas if Kurdman can't / won't go to the Slicon-Power website. I'm thinkng Britton30 is on the right track - since it's not data recovery.
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23 Dec 2013   #49
Slartybart

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

That would be "cost only a few Rials"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
A new USB drive would cost only a few dollars. Throw the write protected one in the trash.
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23 Dec 2013   #50
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
That would be "cost only a few Rials"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
A new USB drive would cost only a few dollars. Throw the write protected one in the trash.
HHHHHHHH,. Thank you, you know the monetary unit of Iran.
The problem is not the cost. I'm so confused about this problem.
Anyway, The link SP / Silicon Power-High quality, Exclusive and Unique Leading memory storage brand works on my browser.
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