Format write protected floppy

My pen drive keeps giving me the message "this disc is write protected"
whenever I try to save a file or format a disc. I made sure the
write-protect tab is in the proper position. Any troubleshooting
suggestions? Thanks.
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  1. This solution seems to work for most with a similar situation.

    - Start--> Run--> type regedit--> Enter
    - Go to the following:
    My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
    - Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’
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