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How to Remove "the Disk is Write Protected" error for USB pendrive

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How to Remove "the Disk is Write Protected" error for USB pendrive

bruceprem
I can't format my USB pen Drive, it shows the error as "The Disk is Write Protected"
I tried various methods to solve this but all are not working.Like regedit.msc,devicemgmt.msc,DOS prompt & safe mode command prompt.
There's no switch in the USB disk.
Its "SanDisk Cruzer Edge-8GB USB drive" .
I am using Windows XP SP3.Please give me solution as earliest as possible.

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    andyjwang
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    Thanks a lot. This works for me! I was unable to format the usb drive because of the "write protected" message. After adding the WriteProtect into the new StorageDevicePolicies registry key the problem was resolved.

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    kira_0927
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    my flash drive is write protected and it happened when i copied a 3 gig size folder and the write protected stop the copying process. Whenever i let my flash drive inserted on the comp for like 5-6 mins the write protected appeared again i didn't know how i removed it but when i tried to copy a 9 gig folder the problem happened again.

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    Michael_vx
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    USB 4GB Kingston
    PGA flash inside
    the light of stuck is on all the time i did all of what TaylorS0113 did say
    the disk may count format to 100% after that cannot format and disk will be not found replug it you find same files not gone and nothing did change in the Memory
    nothing works

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    OH Smeg
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    In that case you contact Kingston and get the faulty Thumb Drive replaced.

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    uniqboy
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    Try using Diskpart:
    open command prompt
    Type

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    hackerlint
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    see this issue is often we get and its really simple to remove write protection error all you need to do is little bit change in "system registry" folder. Check this reference http://www.hackerlint.com/remove-write-protection-sd-card-solved/ hope it helps.. :)

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    2934c37
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    boom all ur worries are stopped this error seems like windows is accessing it incorrectly instead of sitting idle after plugging it in. windows is still accessing and therefore the message write-protected because its processes are still running the only way is to safetly eject hardware at least for me sony vio win7 32

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    bulkflashdrive1
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