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

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Last response: in Storage
December 3, 2011 4:33:03 AM

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

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December 3, 2011 5:10:37 AM

Hello ravindra12

Welcome to Tomshardware Forums!!

Please backup all your data before formatting.

Please read everything about USB flash drives in this article:

Follow the steps

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.
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.