Alpesh - Sep 3, 2009 at 01:01 AM
 Alpesh - Sep 5, 2009 at 01:56 AM
hi i have a pen drive of kingston make when i try to copy any data in it, it says your drive is write protected i guess i net to reinstall the driver or is there any other problem can anyone tell how to get write protected thing working

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closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,107
Sep 3, 2009 at 03:58 AM
Hello Sir,

To remove write protection:

1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and

press OK button Exit Registry,

restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.

That is it, done.

hi thanxs for replying i tryed what you have suggested but there is a problem when i navigate to the path you said then in CurrentControlSet\ after that its StorageDevicePolicies, but StorageDevicePolicies is not showing there so i can't change the value to 0 so pls guide me again wht should i do