Pen drive

Closed
luckysree
Posts
1
Registration date
Thursday March 26, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
March 26, 2015
- Mar 26, 2015 at 01:54 PM
Boogieman_WD
Posts
275
Registration date
Friday October 10, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
October 19, 2016
- Apr 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM
hello,
i am using 16 GB pen drive but, it not working and it doesn't formatting. it shows write write protection. i tried to remove write protection but it can't do then what can i do please tell me

2 replies

xpcman
Posts
19532
Registration date
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Status
Contributor
Last seen
June 15, 2019
1,969
Mar 26, 2015 at 02:37 PM
Often failed pen drives cause an erroneous "write protect" error in Windows. Ninety percent of the time the drive is broken and needs to be replaced.
0
Boogieman_WD
Posts
275
Registration date
Friday October 10, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
October 19, 2016
36
Apr 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM
Hey luckysree. Unfortunately @xpcman is right, but there are a couple of methods which you could still try, before you pronounce it dead. I don't know what exactly you've tried, but here's a link which might prove helpful: https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Write-Protection
Other than that you could also try some of the formatting tools, offered by some manufacturers for their devices, to see if you're able to format the USB flash drive with one of them.

Hope that helps.
Boogieman_WD

WD Representative
0