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MP3 Player cum Pendrive " The disk is write protected"

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October 22, 2007 1:18:58 AM

Guys im having a mp3player cum pendrive of 1gb capacity...one of my frnd took it fr sum use and after he got it back wen is insert sum data to it it gives me a error "THE DISK IS WRITEPROTECTED" . i have no idea wat to do ...even if i try to format it, it gives the the same error i hve run an antivirus chk with AVG for tat it gave me no virus detected. I Have no idea wat to do please help me guys......... :fou: 
October 22, 2007 9:16:54 PM

Did you ask your friend what he did, e.g., what he loaded on it? Might give you some idea of how to fix it. Have you talked to him about replacing it?
October 22, 2007 10:02:08 PM

This probably won't work but have you tried right-clicking on the device and clicking properties? Then uncheck read-only. (or looking at the advanced options)

Also try another computer. I've had similar problem and it turned out that it worked "SOMETIMES" on another computer then it crapped out completely
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January 24, 2008 8:46:05 AM


Do you have a HOLD button on the MP3 player which prevents buttons being pressed on it while its in your pocket.
This must be disabled when its connected to your computer to be able to write to it.
a b G Storage
January 24, 2008 10:52:32 AM

Some of these things have a small write protect switch to protect the content from accidental deletion.
January 24, 2008 11:32:48 AM

incredible said:
Guys im having a mp3player cum pendrive of 1gb capacity...one of my frnd took it fr sum use and after he got it back wen is insert sum data to it it gives me a error "THE DISK IS WRITEPROTECTED" . i have no idea wat to do ...even if i try to format it, it gives the the same error i hve run an antivirus chk with AVG for tat it gave me no virus detected. I Have no idea wat to do please help me guys......... :fou: 


your friend came on your pendrive...ewwe...just kidding, your friend must have "loaded"...hehe some secure software on it or enabled some built in software.
January 25, 2008 1:53:17 PM

I would see if you could right click on the drive, select properties and see if the drive is full or if there are any files on the drive that are write protected.
October 10, 2008 12:48:58 PM

:o  i have kingston DataTraveler™ 256MB

"DTI KF081905 5262-014 AOOLF CHINA" thats all what is written on it

i was using it..it was working fine..but now,


when i tried to delete a file = the disk is write-protected
i google-ed every thread/post and found/tried these things


tried to format (quick / FAT32) = the disk is write-protected
tried to format (quick / FAT) = the disk is write-protected
tried to format (not quick / FAT32) = the disk is write-protected
tried to format (not quick / FAT) = the disk is write-protected
tried to format via DOS = the disk is write-protected
tried tools (i.e onBeley,other low format tools) = the disk is write-protected
tried the regedit fix WriteProtect DWORD value 0 = didnt worked
tried Microsoft© scanDisk™ = the disk is write-protected
tried Microsoft Defrag Tool = the disk is write-protected
tried everything on many computers with xp and vista = the disk is write-protected
tried to reinstall with drivers of win 98 = doesnt work
reinstalled windows,on the 1st boot,i tried all of this = didnt worked
tried all of these things with restarts and re-connecting usb = didnt worked
i can access/copy/Read data but i cannot "Write" anything on it


There is "NO WRITE PROTECTION SWITCH" on the usb flash drive
i have broke it open..looked at every thing and still no switch
all other usb drives,mp3 player,mem card reader work on my PC
using XP sp2 AMD 3500+ A8N-SLi Mainboard,7300GT,1.12 GB of RAM
(1.12GB is bcoz one is "1gb" and other one is "128MB,dont ask me why)


some things i found suspecious

1.in the device manager it shows "Generic USB2.0 Device" , others show USB FLASH DRIVE..etc

2.from a software "onBeley" it shows the "frimware = %z!Y" and "Low-level support = No"
filesystem = FAT32


i know that it is a small cheap 256MB disk..useless..but i want a solution to this problem..because many ppl have the same problem even with up to 8 GB,different manufactures
usb drives and memory cards,HAVING NO WRITE-PROTECT SWITCH

my email = amir_zohaib@hotmail.com

:ouch:  :heink:  :fou:  :pfff:  :??: 
October 12, 2008 12:34:39 AM

Does the software for this player have a password?

I would read the documentation. Some say that you have to hold down certain button.

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a b G Storage
January 26, 2010 11:56:28 PM

no that kinnie or watever person was right cause i had the same problem for an hour and the freakin hold button was on. oh and thanks to that one person down there you really helped me out :hello: 
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