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locknload Posts 3 Registration date Thursday September 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen September 9, 2013 - Sep 5, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Sep 9, 2013 at 07:37 PM
MY pen drive is Sandisk Cruzer 8gb..
Problem
1. Pendrive become read only
2. At the disk management, pendrive become unallocated
3. when i try to open it,It says Please Insert Disk into Drive G:
4. When i connect the pendrive into the usb port, a message pop out and say need to format drive G: before can use it.
5. When i try to format the pendrive, its say write protected..

I already use many force format tool,but didn't work.

Please help me fast..

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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 66
Sep 5, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Hi locknload,

Some pen drives come with a read-write lock which can make the pen drive write protected. Please check if your pen drive has a lock. If it doesn't have a lock and still write protected, check in another computer if it works. Also, you can 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.

Hope this helps.
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locknload Posts 3 Registration date Thursday September 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen September 9, 2013
Sep 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM
how to check lock? its still write protected and the mentioned steps succesful but still same. can't format it. and the pendrive have no space at all.. 0 byte / 0 byte.
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 66
Sep 6, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Hi locknload,

It is not necessary that the lock is the cause of the problem. All models do not have a lock. You can see the below mentioned image to see what a lock looks like:

Transcend Pen Drive Lock

You can also try the steps mentioned in the below mentioned hyperlink:

Transcend pendrive remove write protection

Hope this helps.
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locknload Posts 3 Registration date Thursday September 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen September 9, 2013
Sep 9, 2013 at 12:44 AM
jet flash online recovery didn't work. when i open the jetflash, it says don't detect pen drive. something like that. i don't remember.
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 66
Sep 9, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Hi locknload,

As any of the suggested troubleshooting steps didn't work, please contact Transcend support for further repair options.
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