Write protection error no matter what I do

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kkorsmo Posts 1 Registration date Sunday April 22, 2018 Status Member Last seen April 22, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018 at 12:22 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Apr 22, 2018 at 10:01 PM
I followed all the steps on this site:
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-fix-write-protection-errors-on-a-usb-stick/

When I try the command prompt fix, I get to the point where it says to find your disk in the list, where I can see my disk clearly becaue it's the 16 gb one listed as 1. But when I type in select disc [1], it gives me an error that that disk does not exist.

So when I try the Registry fix, there is no such folder "StorageDevicePolicies."

When I try to reformat the disk, (I have already backed up my files. I realize this would erase them.) I get the same popup "disk is write protected."

Please help, I really don't want to have to buy a new 16 gb flash drive, they are expensive.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Apr 22, 2018 at 10:01 PM
I appears the drive is dead.
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