I get a message telling me my USB key needs to be formatted, I click ok, try to format and I get a message saying , disk is write protected, the problem is I've been using that key for over a year with no problem, can anyone help please
I would like to share what worked for me after downloading endless software programs, to try and remove write protection
Try this one out
Just copy and past it into your Browser
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v184.108.40.206.zip You will have a winrar, winzip ect… pop up
Unzip to a folder on your desktop
Unzip the zip file, and with your usb flash drive plugged in, run the program
In my case the end result was format failed, I closed the program removed the usb flash drive and then plugged it back in
then windows asked me if I would like to format this device, the windows format WORKED YES YES YES BABY
The flash drive is as good as new.
I hope this helps someone.
and press enter
3. right click on the partition you want to format (where the letter and size is)
4. select 'Delete Partition...' and confirm
5. right mouse button in the same place and select 'Create partition'
6. select primary partition
6. select size, file format, disk letter, label etc should be all right if you leave defaults.
7. click ok
This will recreate the partition and format it in proper way. Helped me and will help to most of you if you have problem with MBR.
Hey Folks: I messed up my 16GB XPORTER drive
installing a linux .img file to boot from USB PEN method
tried bunch of tools mentioned
I even did a low level format and did a FAT format under Linux .
Windows still did not recognize the drive. HP utility kept telling me it was
What worked for me was using partition manager 9
I first assigned a DRIVE letter to the USB drive and then did a FAT32 format
after it completed and no errors reported. I then tried the HP tool
again and this time it worked!!! I was so stocked!
In pen/flash drive write protect error can remove by some tips given by our friends in answers page.But it wont work some time,
My personal opinion and suggestion is
go to your product official website
say for transcend pen drive go to www.transcend.com
and down load formatting software,
click on the downloaded software,
it will release the protection key and formats the your pen drive.
Installing software directly onto the USB storage device often results in the installation program re-formatting the USB storage device, most USB storage devices run on a FAT32 format, the installation usually re-formats to the FAT format, this formatting results in loss of storage space, and/or security errors, you must re-format the USB storage device to a FAT32 format to fix the loss of storage and/or security errors, to do so, open 'my computer', right click on the storage device, click 'format...', and re-format to FAT32, if it is already FAT32, try formatting to FAT.
I fixed my the problem it would seem was my drive space was not allocated sd
step by step
considering the drive is conected to pc and running vista
right click my computer manage
then right click the unallocated drive then allocate ok this will then allocate ya drive and format it
this should be enough if you have the same problem I had
xp users use partion magic BE CAREFUL powerfull software can destroy your hdd's if you select wrong one