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I am not able to formate my pen drive, it says that disk is write protected

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May 20, 2012 9:42:20 AM

Hello, please help me. I am not able to formate my pen drive, it says that disk is write protected. I will be glad if you will be at my aid. Thank you very much.

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May 20, 2012 10:55:44 AM

Pius Boakye said:
Hello, please help me. I am not able to formate my pen drive, it says that disk is write protected. I will be glad if you will be at my aid. Thank you very much.

If a Sandisk, there is a switch on device you slide to another position.

You can try this registry tweak using regedit to either enable or disable USB write protect. You want to disable it.
Use regedit to change dword value.

Enable and Disabling of USB write protect using regedit

1 - Enabling USB write protect

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000000

2 - Disabling Write Protect

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000001
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