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I am not able to format my memory stick, it says that disk is write protected

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December 22, 2011 3:20:33 PM

Hi,

I'm in need of assistance, please.... I am trying to format my memory stick and I keep
getting this error: THIS DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED!!!

Any quick fix?

Your assistance WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Thank you.

Regards

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December 22, 2011 3:30:05 PM

What do you mean by memory stick... a USB flash drive or a memory card for a camera... the camera memory card should have a little switch on it, switch it to 'unlocked'. If it's a USB flash drive, right click on it and check the properties... may have to un-check the box that says 'read only'
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December 22, 2011 3:43:04 PM

USB flash drive!
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December 22, 2011 3:59:31 PM

There is no option to uncheck the the box that reads as you say..
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December 22, 2011 4:03:48 PM

Some devices have a little sliding write protect switch to prevent accidental overwriting - look for one.

Or the device may be simply broken. Copy off it what you can, and then smash it into little pieces with a hammer.
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December 22, 2011 4:19:20 PM

Best answer selected by tmarekimane.
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December 22, 2011 4:28:43 PM

WyomingKnott said:
Some devices have a little sliding write protect switch to prevent accidental overwriting - look for one.

Or the device may be simply broken. Copy off it what you can, and then smash it into little pieces with a hammer.



I think it's broken damn freebies!!
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December 22, 2011 7:42:37 PM

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