Write protected pendrive can not format

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parag - Oct 23, 2008 at 04:12 AM
 muwahid - Oct 23, 2017 at 04:56 AM
Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when I try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me

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Hi,
Due to WriteProtectOption in Registry,it does not allow your pendrive to format.So You follow

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


Thanks,
Arun
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i suggest you have to put it inside the dust bin you never use it again is dead.
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prince > OWEN LETHABO
Dec 14, 2008 at 11:32 PM
Sir MY pendrive not format. plz help me
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naif > prince
Dec 28, 2008 at 04:15 AM
insert it in another pc 4 eg:your relative or smthin
dont dont open just go straight to my computer and format it thats how I did it

PS: A PC enginer taught me that
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Heman > prince
Apr 23, 2009 at 03:08 AM
hi ! I have found a lot of people having problems with there pendrive not working or not formating or other problems of it not working and stuff. well I recently faced a similler problem with my transcend 4Gb pendrive , it just wouldent work on n e P.C . so I tried finding the solution to it on the internet. but nothing but more problems with people trying to tweak it with the cmputer regestry and stuff.
Well the answer to all your grevience is verry simple. remember when u baught the pendrive it had come with some packing. well most of them threw it away and some kept it. the answer lies it that packing. if u see there are some serial numbers behind the pack. all u have to to is go to transcend site and insert the series number and u will be on your way to formating it online. trust me guys it works. I was about to buy a new pen drive and finally found a solution to this problem I was facing. hope I have helped you people , with ur pendrive problems. n e more problems u can mail me on Email Id removed for security see ya
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pls tell me how to format my pen drive
i can format my pen drive than message display is " wirite protection"
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1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format
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Thanks it works!!!!
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hi! my pendrive seems to have virus.i m not able to format my pendrive with your sol also.it shows the pendrive in use try formatting later. I closed all windows of tht pendrive still not able to format.pls help me out to format
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i had same problem if u know anything tell me

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I have tried all ways to format my Pendrive even with registered version of antivirals but it was not formatted. finally I have seen your instructions, first attempt it was worked, best clarification you given.

Best Regards,
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its really gud..worked wid m y pendrive also
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take pen drive in hand go to near dusbin and put it in to the dusbeen
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thanks....
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Hi friends for all problems

first convert to NTFS the command is c:convert g: /fs:ntfs

later format ...
Conform it will format............
try it and enjoy it...

later please mail me.................bi
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hey... it worked for me..
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Thanks Dude....it worked for me:)
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Unable to complete format, still same error =[
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1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format
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thankyou swati ,for providing solution ,i tried it ,it was successful , thank you once again
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when I try like all of u said stil doesn't work.
Pendrive;Kingston 2GB
it said:
Data error(cylic reduancy check)

System; Window Vista Home Premium
Ram:2GB
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how to farmat pen drive in commond plc tellme
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thank u swathi it's working
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thank u

it's working
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my pen32gb drive not format show in massage there are two massages

Windows was unable to complete the format.

The format did not complete successfully.
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insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!
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hey I too have d same problem .. if u get any solution pls to tel me .. thnxx ..
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stop reposting the same problem and get on and solve it!
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Zan,

I agree, thank you!
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Easy step:

win+r, type= command,type= format g:(if the pendrive partition was g:)
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i dont understand. plz explain it.
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Mar 28, 2010 at 07:18 AM
Hello Manu

See the easiest on this link:

https://ccm.net/faq/4214-how-to-disable-write-protection-on-a-usb-key

Apply the above and reformat you pendrive

Regards
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hello..only have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Storage not HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies..cannot find it..i'm user of windows 7 ultimate..plz help me..
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Actually I was about to throw my 32GB Kingston pendrive after failing to format.I've contacted many but couldnt format.But atlast found this information.Thanks man.Tanks a lot.....
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Philo

To remove write protection:

1. Open Start Menu
2. Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 In the Value Data Box and press OK button

5.Exit Registry

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.
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help me format my pendrive . it show write protected and does format
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1. Open Start Menu
2. Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 In the Value Data Box and press OK button

5.Exit Registry

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.
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Hi,

i got the same problem I cannot access my pen drive or even format it again I've tried almost all recommendation from the goggle search and blogs like file recovery tools etc.. ive tried all programs that ive downloaded the only thing I got benefited is that I recovered all my file in the pen drive but im still disappointed coz I still cant use my 8gb pen drive . whewwww I lost to much time. I want my 8gb pendrive back...
is there someone there that could help me or should I just give it up?

best regards
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fine I will help you out

case:1 > take two pieces of wire
case:2 > attach to the 15v battery
case:3 > then keep the pendrive there connected with wire and battery for just 5 seconds not more than that
it will work
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k7ski > ranjith
Dec 16, 2008 at 04:49 AM
thanks ranjith it works perfectly cheers....
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ace > ranjith
Dec 17, 2008 at 10:28 AM
should the battery not be 1.5v not 15v?

thanks
ace
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anil > ranjith
Jan 20, 2009 at 05:21 AM
Hi Ranjith, My pendrive is not working the problem is when my computer is formatting I forget to remove the drive from my pc, after formatting the system it changes into RAW file system, how to solve my problem, it is not formatting, and it shows 1 mb of the disk, it actually 4 GB pen drive. please tell me how to solve it.
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hey try tis
desktop>my comp.>right clik>manage>disk managment on left side>>((your pen drive))>>right click>>format
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You can format by Command Prompt method. I think your problem will be solved.
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@post no.30
thanx
appls this
i will work for sure
go to disk management
right click on my computer>>go to manage>>click on disk management>>then format the pendrive>>click yes for forced format...
and you'll be done for sure...


it worked for me
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im not able to format my pen drive. when I m going to give a command than a msg was displayed on the screen which states as -"windows cant able to format this drive as it is contain some file which is write protected. pls give me sm advice to resolve this.
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go to command prompt and format (drive letter)
then press Y
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insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!
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Nov 23, 2008 at 09:50 AM
Did you have admins rights on your pc you're were trying to format it?
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Hi Percy8,

Yes I'm running as administrator @intel core duo E7200 , its has been corrupted from I dont know...
i haven't tried formatting to LINUX OS yet but hoping for friends LINUX user maybe it would help... thanks anyway..
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When I try to format my flash it tells me it is write protected, How can I solve this?
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Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when I try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me
0
i tried many times but my pen drive didnot format, please give some tips or useable software to format this.
thanks
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ppl help
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Hi, here is how you can get something out of there fake penn drives:
http://ccm.net/forum/affich 41997 kingston 32 gb pen drive fake#22
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i can nt format my pendrive
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