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Windows 7: Erase a write protected usb

08 Feb 2010   #11
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Then they are either bad (most likely)
or what I posted above in post 7


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08 Feb 2010   #12
Ch@n

 

Any tries from safe mode?
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08 Feb 2010   #13
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

safe mode returns no results either?? im confused
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08 Feb 2010   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try taking ownership of the pendrive then format it...

Take Ownership Shortcut
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08 Feb 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The problem is the USB stick not Windows and you will not fix it from Windows.
Does the USB stick have a (physical) lock switch? If not it probably means the stick is broken.
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08 Feb 2010   #16
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Have you tried the following:
  1. Plug in your USB Flash Drive
  2. Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator”
  3. Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:
    diskpart
    list disk

    The number of your USB drive will listed. You’ll need this for the next step. I’ll assume that the USB flash drive is disk 1.
Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same window. Replace the number “1” with the number of your disk below.
select disk 1
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=FAT32
assign
exit
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08 Feb 2010   #17
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

can take ownership do i need to restart??? after adding the keys
looks like the pic

is my usb disk 1 for sure, i dont want to f**k things up, look at the pic


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08 Feb 2010   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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08 Feb 2010   #19
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

tryed didnt show up


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08 Feb 2010   #20
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I would say if you cannot see it with the software JK suggested and you cannot see it with DISKPART by looking at your pictures; then the USB drive may be defective. - I am out of ideas anyone else??
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