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Windows 7: How to format write-protected USB flash

24 Dec 2013   #61
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
As Rich said here this could be a USB drive which was produced for publicity and is locked. It may be a catalog of a company's products, or a brochure of some kind. Where did it come from?
No, I have bought that flash which was like any other ordinary flashes here (my locale) and I have formatted, read from and write on it many times before.
What is in my mind is I think the only solution that works on that flash is a hardware method.
It took 57 posts to get this important bit of info. You had been asked numerous times with no response. That always raises suspicions.

If a videos was running when you pulled it out I'm sure you damaged it and it's probably not recoverable. This is another bit of info you should have provided in your 1st post. You had said it just got write protected.

Anyway, I would still toss it out and get a new one mate. For a few Rials you all set again.


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24 Dec 2013   #62
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

OK Britton, thank you mate.
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24 Dec 2013   #63
Slartybart

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

Here are the links to Silicon-Power manuals and software
Manuals: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...vers=usb#a_usb
USB Flash Drive Recovery: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...are#a_software
Technical bulletins (firmware and more): https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...&currlang=utf8

I can't think of anything else to suggest, so I'll unsubscribe. Kurdman can decide to accept the "risk" or an outdated cerificate or not. I'm not certain that the manual, software, or firmaware will resolve the issue anyway - but from what I could glean from skimming the docs is that the Silicon-Power provides protection software (firmware?).

Since this is not a data recovery issue - Kurdman could try the SP software/manual to try and make the device useable again.... but if that fails, neither Kurman's or other members time is warranted for an inexpensive device.

Good luck Kurdman
Blessings on Milad un Nabi

Bill
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24 Dec 2013   #64
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From Kurdman post #58

Quote:
Don't insult. It's your choice to participate in a thread or not.
I will certainly remember that piece of information.
I wonder how well that works out for you.

We post to try and help other members.
We don't post to be drug through the bushes and briers with misleading information.

Between you SD Card you couldn't read and your USB flash you can't read their are 91 post and a lot of people trying to help you.
A great big Thank You would of been nice.

Have a nice day.
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24 Dec 2013   #65
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Here are the links to Silicon-Power manuals and software
Manuals: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...vers=usb#a_usb
USB Flash Drive Recovery: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...are#a_software
Technical bulletins (firmware and more): https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...&currlang=utf8

Bill
I believe this was suggested already. Apparently, the drive was written with SP Guard and the OP will have to use the software to unlock the drive. He's already stated he won't go to the site so the drive is toast. That's all there is to it.

I'm with you; I'm outta here.
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25 Dec 2013   #66
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From Kurdman post #58

Quote:
Don't insult. It's your choice to participate in a thread or not.
I will certainly remember that piece of information.
I wonder how well that works out for you.

We post to try and help other members.
We don't post to be drug through the bushes and briers with misleading information.

Between you SD Card you couldn't read and your USB flash you can't read their are 91 post and a lot of people trying to help you.
A great big Thank You would of been nice.

Have a nice day.
You and jumanji: Never participate in my present and future threads. I never want it.
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25 Dec 2013   #67
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Here are the links to Silicon-Power manuals and software
Manuals: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...vers=usb#a_usb
USB Flash Drive Recovery: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...are#a_software
Technical bulletins (firmware and more): https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...&currlang=utf8

I can't think of anything else to suggest, so I'll unsubscribe. Kurdman can decide to accept the "risk" or an outdated cerificate or not. I'm not certain that the manual, software, or firmaware will resolve the issue anyway - but from what I could glean from skimming the docs is that the Silicon-Power provides protection software (firmware?).

Since this is not a data recovery issue - Kurdman could try the SP software/manual to try and make the device useable again.... but if that fails, neither Kurman's or other members time is warranted for an inexpensive device.

Good luck Kurdman
Blessings on Milad un Nabi

Bill
Thank you very much. This problem is somehow solved now for me. You tried to help me so much and it's very worthwhile for me.
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25 Dec 2013   #68
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Here are the links to Silicon-Power manuals and software
Manuals: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...vers=usb#a_usb
USB Flash Drive Recovery: https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...are#a_software
Technical bulletins (firmware and more): https://www.silicon-power.com/suppor...&currlang=utf8

Bill
I believe this was suggested already. Apparently, the drive was written with SP Guard and the OP will have to use the software to unlock the drive. He's already stated he won't go to the site so the drive is toast. That's all there is to it.

I'm with you; I'm outta here.
Dear carwiz: Your talks are right. But I don't want to get your time for that problem more than this. Thanks.
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25 Dec 2013   #69
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From Kurdman post #58

Quote:
Don't insult. It's your choice to participate in a thread or not.
I will certainly remember that piece of information.
I wonder how well that works out for you.

We post to try and help other members.
We don't post to be drug through the bushes and briers with misleading information.

Between you SD Card you couldn't read and your USB flash you can't read their are 91 post and a lot of people trying to help you.
A great big Thank You would of been nice.

Have a nice day.
You and jumanji: Never participate in my present and future threads. I never want it.
You are not winning nay future help with such statements. Put me on the list too.
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25 Dec 2013   #70
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post

You and jumanji: Never participate in my present and future threads. I never want it.
Please put me on the list also..

Rich
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