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

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TaylorS0113

When you say that you changed the registry key, you're sure that you changed the WriteProtect DWORD value to 0? If that didn't resolve the issue, have you tried booting your pc in safe mode with command prompt and formatting the drive? If you haven't, steps to perform that are as follows (per Tom's Hardware):

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.

Command prompt formatting source: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277331-32-disable-write-protection-drive

Registry key editing sources (& steps): http://www.troublefixers.com/remove-write-protection-on-usb-pen-drive-or-memory-card-or-ipod/

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