Oh, Windows, you baffling, unpredictable, endlessly annoying operating system, you. (FYI, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Type list volume and press Enter. 4. I can now format it without the message "The disk is write protected". Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Getty Images Related Articles [Write Protected Flash Drive] | How to Open a Write Protected Flash Drive [Unlock Write Protection] | How to Unlock Write Protection on My USB http://thatcom.net/write-protect/write-protect-error-in-pen-drive.html
MBRtool has an option to specifically write just these two signature bytes to a HDD. Open up the case, and remove the drive. Some stuff about Boot CDs & Data Recovery Basics & Back-up using Knoppix. It might be time to look at getting a new USB drive though.
Thank you very much ! The HP format tool works almost as well. Reply Carmen August 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm Hi, Pierre! Reply With Quote 12-20-2004,06:26 PM #9 Quantax View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage View Articles Master Geek Join Date Oct 2003 Location Sherman Oaks Posts 668 Originally
Tried it on my other Win XP, MAC, Linux, same... Reply Guy January 2, 2015 at 1:28 pm Did you try any of the other methods? Reply With Quote 12-19-2004,09:03 AM #4 Paleo Pete View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Supreme Exalted Grand Master GeekModerator Join Date Sep 2000 Location Third rock from Diskpart Failed To Clear Disk Attributes Reply Joseph December 30, 2014 at 5:21 am Me Apply all the process what u give, but could not format USB write protected pen drive.
I used "Apacer USB3.0 Repair Tool". How To Unwrite Protect A Hard Drive On my 5th attempt at restarting it the general failure reading drive C Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail message came up and when I hit F it started scandisk, the problem is Disk Formatting Test Method The test bed for these utilities is a Windows 7 computer with a Kingston DataTraveler DT101 G2 8GB USB 2.0 drive. Reply IanP April 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm Apacer restore failed with contact vendor error.
Like the Apacer tool, it changed the name of the drive as well, but to Kingston instead of Public. Volume Is Write Protected Chkdsk I have a SanDisk Cruzed 16gb that is currently in write protect mode. Its safe because it only reads things and simple to use. Open a Command prompt by clicking Start, typing command, and clicking Command Prompt. 2.
Reply ramesh March 31, 2016 at 2:11 pm Read-only state : yes Read-only : no Same problem can help me Reply Niko March 27, 2016 at 9:12 am Method with "Apacer If scandisk won't run from the A:/> prompt as well, you've pretty much verified it, but do check for BIOS identification as well. How To Remove Write Protection From Hard Drive Using Command Prompt Reply Obi Ubrat March 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm Formating now....... How To Remove Write Protection From Hard Drive Windows 7 That's what I do this for.
Miromc: I think you have one hour to edit your own posts, and posting another response is usually no problem at all, we only get hinky about it when you post his comment is here Scandisk has now finished and a surface scan is running. Reply Aswin Joseph December 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm Hey i have a transcend 16 gigs pen drive and i tried all the options u gave. it did the work. External Hard Drive Write Protected Windows 7
Even opening the flash drive to check for lock switches, formatting through cmd, powershell, Linux shell, BSD shell, Baidu shell (that's actually a joke, but if someone said it could work, I had to use a similar approach to ypz59371. i used a partition tool (AOMEI Partition Assistant) to delete the partition, then used window's disk management to change the drive letter. this contact form The format option of the Apacer tool did not work either, but the restore option did!
Now go to "This PC" and right click on the USB flash drive's icon. External Hard Drive Write Protected Mac Reply Gurpreet Singh Kainth July 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm Worked like a charm!!!!!!!!!!!! Press alt+ctrl+del to stop windows loading" Can anybody shed some light on what may be wrong?
If the hard drive is detected in BIOS boot from the floppy choose command prompt only. Tech Reviews Tech News Tech How To Best Tech Reviews Tech Buying Advice Laptop Reviews PC Reviews Printer Reviews Smartphone Reviews Tablet Reviews Wearables Reviews Storage Reviews Antivirus Reviews Latest Deals This link was very helpful. Hard Disk Write Protected Removal Tool Hierarchy Decisions Issues in Training an Upper Management Team Kinds of Logos Separating Responsibilities for Specific Team Members Local US & World Sports Business Entertainment Lifestyle Jobs Cars Real Estate Advertise
Take nice care of yourselves - Paul - ♪ - Help to start using BiNG. Reply Guy April 8, 2015 at 12:12 am If you're still having problems with your USB flash drive, here are some other resources to try: HDD Low Level Format helps perform Reply Guy McDowell January 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm My pleasure. http://thatcom.net/write-protect/write-protect-error-hard-drive.html make-use-of-logo logo-background menu search search-start close email bookmark facebook google twitter pinterest stumbleupon whatsapp amazon youtube youtube label-rectangle triangle-long down PC & Mobile Windows Mac Linux Android iPhone and iPad Internet
Diskpart is a disk-partitioning tool that is built into Windows and is accessible through the Command Line Utility. Thanks! Reply Guy M April 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm Yes and no. the apacer USB3.0 Repair tool worked like a charm.
and with this reformatted memory stick wish to install Live USB with Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon...project succeded with full success! Just one problem: when I tried to erase the files, Windows popped up an error message about the drive being write-protected. Keep in touch: Twitter - Facebook… Advertisement Latest Giveaways Elephone Elecam 360 Camera Review and Giveaway Elephone Elecam 360 Camera Review and Giveaway James Bruce November 4, 2016 04-11-2016 iPhone 7 Book your tickets now and visit Synology.
Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator. When I try to start it in safe mode I get the error message Data error reading drive C, so I restarted and started it up in command prompt only and Kyle Sylvester July 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm Unfortunately, it killed my stick. USA Posts 2,090 Miromc, welcome to The PC Guide Forums!
When I started the computer this time I got the "General error reading drive C abort, retry, ignore, fail" and when I typed I it started scandisk for me. Did you format your flash drive?