HP 32 GB Pen Drive "Write Protected" error

RohitRaj - Aug 29, 2018 at 03:12 AM - Latest reply: Ambucias 55550 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus October 17, 2018 Last seen
- Aug 29, 2018 at 05:22 PM
Hello,

I am using a HP V220W 32 GB pen drive. It shows "the device is write protected" error/message when I attempt to format it. I have tried both, command prompt as well as regedit method but the problem is still the same. I also tried downloading U-fix II/III but that is also not working.

Please help. Thanks.
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xpcman 19380 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus October 18, 2018 Last seen - Aug 29, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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Thank you
in that case the drive has failed and needs to be replaced.
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Ambucias 55550 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus October 17, 2018 Last seen - Aug 29, 2018 at 05:22 PM
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Thank you
Hope this will help you...
for windows only

Click start
then run regedit
go to this directory

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\

if you can't find StorageDevicePolicies under control folder then make some new one. Follow this steps:
step 1: go to this directory

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\

again and right click control folder
step 2: select new, then click key and rename the new key #1 folder into StorageDevicePolicies
step 3: right click StorageDevicePolicies folder and select new DWORD(32-bit) Value for 32-bit Operating System and select new DWORD(64-bit) Value for 64-bit Operating System
step 4: rename dword newer folder into WriteProtect, then double click WriteProtect and change the value data into 0 with hexadecimal base, Then close regedit
step 5: open my computer and refresh it 5 times without do anything to your usb, and properly eject your flash drive
step 6: plug in your usb again into your computer and format it using exfat instead of fat32
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