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Windows 7: Erase a write protected usb

08 Feb 2010   #41
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

downloaded the thing from softpedia, failed to low level format.

tried the tutorial but got this at the first step




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08 Feb 2010   #42
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

now when i run the tool its says none found??? yet there both there in computer
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08 Feb 2010   #43
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
downloaded the thing from softpedia, failed to low level format.

tried the tutorial but got this at the first step
Right click on "Computer". Select "Manage". Navigate to "Disk Management".

EDIT - You typed the wrong command that's why.
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08 Feb 2010   #44
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You are typing it wrong, that is your problem. It is diskmgmt.msc. Simple typo is all.
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08 Feb 2010   #45
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

format is greyed out??
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08 Feb 2010   #46
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
format is greyed out??
Think maybe your usb pendrive is somehow spoilt.
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08 Feb 2010   #47
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for all your time, have added rep

thanx, charlie
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08 Feb 2010   #48
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

NP charlie. Thanks for the rep.
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08 Feb 2010   #49
WindowsStar

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

Note: In prior posts the Registry Key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
was posted. You need to look in all versions of that key just to be sure:

Check:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Just to make sure.
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08 Feb 2010   #50
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

nope not there

thanks all
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