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pls help me my scan disk 8gb pen drive is not format or is display msg this media is write protector

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June 10, 2014 12:49:01 AM

pls help me my scan disk 8gb pen drive is not format or is display msg this media is write protector
June 17, 2014 5:39:18 AM

There may be a switch on the pen drive to add/remove write protection. Some drives also have a software option of write protection, right click on the pen drive from my computer and you might see 'Removed Write-protection'
For a start, backup the date to your computer in case the drive becomes totally inaccessible.

what model is the flash drive? has happened to me several times and regedit has worked a very few times only unfortunately
side note, wish there was a larger typing space/view when typing alot lol
carrying on, try this Registry Editor method:

Remove your flash drive from the computer
Click Start, in the search box or in Run, type regedit and press OK
You're now in the Regedit window, go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
If you don't see StorageDevicePolicies then youu'll need to create this folder by Right clicking on the Control folder > New > KeyRight click on Control and click on New > Key. Name this StorageDevicePolicies
Right click on the new folder you just created called StorageDevicePolicies and click New > DWORD Value
Name this WriteProtect
Double cclick on Write Protect and change the Value Data to 0 and then click OK
Close Registry Editor and insert the glash drive back into your commputer ad all should be merry :) 
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