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October 6, 2011 8:12:39 PM

How do I remove "write production" from my USB?
a b } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 6, 2011 8:15:04 PM

How was it put on? Most of the time there is a physical switch on the side of the stick you need to switch
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October 6, 2011 8:24:14 PM

itzdanielp said:
How was it put on? Most of the time there is a physical switch on the side of the stick you need to switch

sorry I misspelled it. It's "write protection". There's no switch near the USB slot to switch
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October 6, 2011 8:35:31 PM

Ziad, what brand/model is the USB? What version of OS are you running?
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October 7, 2011 9:34:18 AM

netyoda said:
Ziad, what brand/model is the USB? What version of OS are you running?


OS Winows 7
USB IS 8gb, brand LGear
the machine is an HP TouchSmart 600PC
usb is in one of 3 slots on the side
I downloaded just 3 photos by Picassa on it. I could erase them but nothing can be saved any more because of this write protection message
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a c 146 } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 9:42:23 AM

My USB Flash device is write protected - did u try this? In that order?

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Note:
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272402-32-flash-drive
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October 7, 2011 12:30:26 PM

nikorr said:
My USB Flash device is write protected - did u try this? In that order?

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Note:
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272402-32-flash-drive

Thanks for all.
I did as you suggested
at the 6th step, C:\Windows\system32>E: (USB drive), I get "access denied" when I press Enter
C: by the way doesn't appear on its own. It's displayed as C:\Documents\administrator:
Thanks again
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a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 2:38:29 PM

That particular brand seems to have a *lot* of errors where they become write protected. Unfortunately there is no way around it... I would call the manufacturer
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October 7, 2011 5:22:42 PM

itzdanielp said:
That particular brand seems to have a *lot* of errors where they become write protected. Unfortunately there is no way around it... I would call the manufacturer


I'll try that if not neglect the USB altogether
Thanks a lot for all your effort. I appreciate it
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a b 8 Security
a c 146 } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 7:08:12 PM

itzdanielp said:
That particular brand seems to have a *lot* of errors where they become write protected. Unfortunately there is no way around it... I would call the manufacturer

It is difficult to find some info on this brand, isn't it?
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a b 8 Security
a c 146 } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 7:11:30 PM

Ziad Haddad said:
I'll try that if not neglect the USB altogether
Thanks a lot for all your effort. I appreciate it

Hey, good luck with it. Let us know if u will get it fixed.
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a b } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 8:44:01 PM

nikorr said:
It is difficult to find some info on this brand, isn't it?


Type "Lgear write protection remove" into a google search and you will find a *ton* of different info.
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a b 8 Security
a c 146 } Memory
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2011 8:52:22 PM

It finds a way to remove, but no reliable info for Lgear.
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