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Windows 7: Format usb

17 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64
Format usb

I've tried diskpart and every thing. But i can't format my USB Dive.

When I plug my USB it asks to Format the drive. When i click on format it says window was unable to format and then this disc is write protected.

I've tried HP Format software, Diskpart and comand promd and everything and nothing works for me.

there is also no lock in the pendrive!

could anyone help with another solution ?

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17 Sep 2013   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

When in diskpart, after selecting the disk type:

attributes disk clear readonly
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17 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Due to Write Protect Option in Registry,it does not allow your pendrive to format.

1.Go to Run->regedit
2.MyComputer->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CurrentControlSet->Control -> StorageDevicePolicies
3.Delete the StorageDevicePolicies in Your Registry.

Now You can format the Pendrive
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17 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64

I'm afraid to say that both the solution didn;t work!

When in diskpart i try clear and clear all method, it says Diskpart has encountered an error.The media is write protected.See the system event log for more details.
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17 Sep 2013   #5

Win 7 x64

Is this a brand new usb flash drive? If it is telling you to format it when you connect it to the PC it might be a failed stick.
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17 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64

No its not a brand. It has worked for me earlier. But all of a sudden i'm getting this problem!!
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17 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Got something for you.

Follow the steps

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then

1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.
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17 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64

HI archer, I tried this too. It says The Volume does not contain a recoganized file system, please make sure that all required file system drivers and that the volume is not corrupted!
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17 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64

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 Format usb

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