Unable to format 8gb transcend pendrive..write protected

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pradeep - Oct 23, 2015 at 08:42 AM
Boogieman_WD Posts 275 Registration date Friday October 10, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 19, 2016 - Oct 30, 2015 at 09:05 AM
Hello,
hi sir,my name is pradeep......i am using an 8gb transcend pendrive......i am not able to use it now.....when i try to open it,it shows the disk has to be formatted inorder to use it...but i cannot format...it shows the disk(pendrive) is write protected.....please give me a solution to use my pendrive sir....


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Boogieman_WD Posts 275 Registration date Friday October 10, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 19, 2016 36
Oct 23, 2015 at 10:17 AM
Hey there, Pradeep.

You can try removing the write protection via REGEDIT, by following this tutorial: https://ccm.net/faq/4214-how-to-disable-write-protection-on-a-usb-key You can also try to format the USB flash drive via a different computer/device to see if you have better luck. If that doesn't prove useful as well, you could try using one of the formatting tools/utilities, which some manufacturer's offer for their devices, to see if it's able to format your pen drive.
Unfortunately, if none of that work, perhaps the flash drive has become corrupted and you should try to get it replaced or just get a new one.

Hope that helps.
Boogieman_WD
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i have followed all your instructions...but there is no option for "storage device policies"...i can proceed upto the step before "storage device policies"...suggest me a solution sir....
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Boogieman_WD Posts 275 Registration date Friday October 10, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 19, 2016 36 > pradeep
Oct 26, 2015 at 06:57 AM
You can try removing the write-protection by using CMD (Command Prompt) as well. Here's how to do that:
1. open CMD as administrator
2. type in diskpart and press "enter"
3. type in list disk and press "enter" (This will list all disks accessible on your computer, include the USB Drive) If you don't know which drive listed is the write-protected device, find the icon of the device in your My Computer folder and note its name before you continue.
You can also identify the device by ejecting it, typing "list disk" again, and seeing which disk disappeared.
If your device does not appear, try "list volume" instead. In this case, you'll need to replace the commands below with "volume" wherever they use "disk."

4. Once you are sure which disk is your pen drive, type: select disk X (where X is the number of the flash drive from disks) and press "enter"
5. After that type: attributes disk clear readonly and press "enter"

That should clear the the write protection from the pen drive.

Good luck
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give me another possible solution
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Boogieman_WD Posts 275 Registration date Friday October 10, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 19, 2016 36 > pradeep
Oct 30, 2015 at 09:05 AM
Well if none of that worked for you as well as none of the formatting tools/utilities offered by some manufacturers, your USB flash drive has probably failed. :(
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Computertech Posts 3569 Registration date Friday February 6, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 18, 2016 899
Oct 30, 2015 at 12:30 AM
Hello pradeep,

Did you follow all the steps provided by Boogieman_WD?
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