What should i do if pendrive suddenly shows its write protected

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edward163 Posts 4 Registration date Saturday May 4, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 5, 2013 - May 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - May 5, 2013 at 01:12 PM
i bought a pendrive...it worked quite well....then suddenly it started to show "the disk is write protected" whenever i try to delete or move items from the pendrive. i have tried the registry method,but i can not find a key after navigating some steps.what should i do?
i am using windows 7

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
May 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM
you might try this:

1) Click Start->Run.

2)Type regedit and hit enter.

4)Click on the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

5)Click on the plus sign next to SYSTEM

6)Click on the plus sign next to CurrentControlSet

7)Click on the plus sign next to Control

8)Click on the plus sign next to StorageDevicePolicies

9)Write click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10)If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11)Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

12)Close Registry editor and restart the computer.

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If you don't find it in the registry, the best way is to create it yourself. Below is the procedure.

Start the Registry Editor

Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control key

If there is no key called StorageDevicePolicies, create it
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You do this by right-clicking the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control key, and selecting New > Key from the menu.

Select the StorageDevicePolicies key

From the menu select Edit > New > DWORD Value

Name the new value WriteProtect

Right-click the WriteProtect value and choose Modify

In the Value Data: box enter 1

Exit the registry editor, and restart your computer
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edward163 Posts 4 Registration date Saturday May 4, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 5, 2013
May 4, 2013 at 01:04 PM
thank u
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edward163 Posts 4 Registration date Saturday May 4, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 5, 2013
May 4, 2013 at 01:08 PM
bt now i cannot find ControlKey key after expanding CurrentControlSet
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
May 4, 2013 at 03:00 PM
look for "Control" not "ControlKey"
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edward163 Posts 4 Registration date Saturday May 4, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 5, 2013
May 5, 2013 at 02:43 AM
finished all the tasks but still not working
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
May 5, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Does the drive work in another computer? If not, then the drive is broken.
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