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Windows 7: How to Format a Write Protected Disk

04 Apr 2011   #11
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
oh i forgot you said you had a virus. on the pc what anti virus software do you have? can you connect the drive without it booting up and run a scan on it?
I have Kaspersky internet security 2011 and its up-to-date.


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04 Apr 2011   #12
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Do you have this key?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

WITH A WRITE PROTECT VALUE OF 1
No i don't have that kind of key in my registry. My OS registry only has HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\storage" key. If i create a "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies" then what is it left hand site key name
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04 Apr 2011   #13
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i thought the value is 0 (Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies. Change the value for the key "WriteProtect" to 0)
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04 Apr 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If he already had the value set to 1 - that might be why it is protected.

He could try creating the dword and setting to 0 and see if that helps. Not sure it will.

It is likely the virus is protecting itself.

Otherwise - if he has checked his PM - he would have fixed it by now.
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04 Apr 2011   #15
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

[QUOTE=killer bee;1328184]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
When i run this apps it shows "USB flash drive not found" error. My pen has 42 Trojan horses, I have kaspersky internet security but its can't delete or disinfect that Trojan horses because of pen drive write protected. So please help me.
Wow, 42 Trojans! Are they all Windows based? If so, I would either find someone with a Linux installation or download a live version, such as Knoppix or Puppy Linux, burn to CD, boot from the CD and format the pen drive from there - no way to hurt your Windows drive if you don't mount it.

Regards,
GEWB
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04 Apr 2011   #16
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i thought the value is 0 (Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies. Change the value for the key "WriteProtect" to 0)
What type of key should i create in "StorageDevicePolicies" key ,( ex-DWORD key or "QWORD" key or "String" key or other one). Please tell me it i have no idea for that.
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19 Apr 2011   #17
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi sorry for late post how did you get on?
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21 Apr 2011   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Don't be mad. A 8 gb thumb drive is about 10 to 12 dollars. Why would you want to take a change with one with a virus on it. Through it away and get a new one. I know money doesn't grow on trees but virus do.
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22 Apr 2011   #19
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

I format my pend drive using Ubuntu OS. No my matter 100% fix.
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24 Apr 2011   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

A format does not wipe a drive clean. Their are some virus ect. that can be activated once you start using that drive again even after a format.
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