I have been using a 4GB Toshiba USB flash drive on my computer & also on USB ports stereos. All of a sudden the drive has started appearing write protected and I cannot add or delete any files on the drive. This is very surprising as I havent found any answer as to how can I remove the write protect thing and use my drive normally. The other thing is that the drive has no write protection switch to control it. Please i reaally need your help.
Either help me to remove it or instruct me to do other possible solutions..
I've had this problem. These directions, that I used to solve my problem, are from a website (can't remember where) so give them a shot.
Remember ALWAYS ALWAYS backup ANY things you change in the registry. Export, and if something goes wrong just double click the file you exported to restore registry settings.
BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!
1. Start > Run > type regedit > Enter
2. Go to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
*Any spaces you might see in 'StorageDevicePolicies' shouldn't be there. If they are remove any spaces in that word (including the one above).*
4. Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’
5. Save, exit and restart.