Transcend pen drive showing "write protected"

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rushi.bhusari Posts 2 Registration date Sunday January 13, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 13, 2013 - Jan 13, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Apr 3, 2013 at 02:33 AM
hello sir,
my transcend pen drive shows message as "dive is write protected"....
i follow your instruction to solve this problem by going path...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

but on my laptop there is no "StorageDevicePolicies" after "control"....
so how can i solve such problem ... please tell me.

thanking you.....

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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Jan 13, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Hi rushi.bhusari,

Try the below mentioned steps and check if you are able to format the pen drive:

1. Shutdown your computer or laptop.
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer.
3. Power on the laptop and then immediately start tapping (F8) key then "Advanced Boot Options" screen will come up.
4. Select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt".
5. After booting to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then type:
G: and press enter
6. Then type:
format G: and press enter
7. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
8. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.

Do reply with results.
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rushi.bhusari Posts 2 Registration date Sunday January 13, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013 at 09:16 AM
i tried but reply comes as....."there is no disc in drive G"
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Jan 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Hi rushi.bhusari,

Try the below mentioned steps and see if you are able to remove write protection:

1. Click "Start".
2. Click "Run".
3. Type "CMD" and hit Enter.
4. Type "Diskpart" and hit Enter, this will open another window.
5. In this new window type "List Disk" and hit Enter.
6. Make a note of the disk ### for your pen drive.
7. Type "Attribute disk clear readonly" and hit Enter.
8. Type "Select disk ###" (### is the number of the USB pen drive you've plugged in) and hit Enter.
9. Restart the computer and see if the pen drive works.

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it wont work
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Apr 3, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Hi carp,

If all the troubleshooting suggested so far doesn't work, you must contact the manufacturer (Transcend) of the pen drive if warranty is still applicable so that it can be replaced.

Please reply if you have any other issues.
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