How to format my kingston data traveller,while it shows write protecte Tags: Flash Media Data Traveler Format Kingston Storage Last response: November 11, 2011 7:00 AM in Storage Share Niladri_10 November 10, 2011 6:25:36 AM i have a Kingston 4 GB data traveler.i'm not able to format it,as it is write protected.help me More about : format kingston data traveller shows write protecte Caruda November 10, 2011 6:51:35 AM I am assuming that this drive doesn't have a switch on it that can lock or unlock the write protection. If that is the case, try the below option: Click > Start > RUN > type "CMD" Then Type "CHKDSK" and type the drive letter of your USB drive and "/F". Example: chkdsk Q: /F > Enter (Q: being the drive letter) After this is complete, safely remove the drive from your system and plug it in again. Try to format it again after this. This has solved that issue for me in the past. m 0 l AxemanACL November 10, 2011 6:54:41 AM Is there a little switch somewhere on the flash drive that got moved to the locked position? Another possibility is a virus. I had a flash that became unable to format because of this. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nikorr a b G Storage November 11, 2011 7:00:14 AM U may have a switch or a slider on the USB stick or microSD memory card to turn off the write-protection. If not, try this USB Flash Drive 101 guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272402-32-flash-drive m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources when i want to format my kingston 16gb micro sd card it is showing that it is write protected then how can i format it through Forum How can i format my write protected kingston make pen drive Forum How to format Kingston Data Travler? Forum Solvedhow can i format a usb drive with corrupted file system and write protection? Forum when i am formatting my 2gb sd card by sd formatter it shows the memory card is write protected please release the write prote Forum How to format a write protect WD external hard drive/disk Forum how do I get data from write protected CD-ROM Forum i have a sandisk 8gb cruzer blade that is write protected, how can i format it? Forum how to format the write protected sandisk pen drive? Forum Kingston flash drive write protect removal & formatting tool Forum when i am trying to use pen drive the system shows to format. so how can i retrieve the data without formatting Forum How to remove the write protection from the kingston 4gb usb flash Forum How to finish Kingston Flash memory write protection in win XP Forum SolvedHow do I format a Write Protected DVD Forum my cruzer edge 4 gb is showing write protected ....i want to format it plz help me Forum How do i remove write protection a Kingston 102 4gb Forum How to format memory card with write protection problem? Forum how to format a write protected san disk sd card Forum How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors? Forum How to take the write protection off a kingston 8gb flash drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !