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Cannot reformat usb error write protected but it is not protected

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Last response: in Storage
November 11, 2011 1:20:38 AM

Hello,
I have a problem..I cannot reformat my ubs drive, it says "the disk is write protected" but there is no unlock on both side of the usb..how can i fix my problem to recover my files on my usb drive..?

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a b G Storage
November 11, 2011 4:25:06 AM

Hi there,

Read this good article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] lash-drive


SAVE ALL YOUR DATA FIRST AND THEN Follow the steps - hope this helps!!!

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.
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