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USB write protected, cant reformat

Q: USB write protected, cant reformat

badly needed help here

my friend used my 8gb flash drive and now it was infected with virus
and she reformat it without telling me...

now its write protected and cant be reformat

can someone help me how to remove the write protected thingy and recover it back?

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A: USB write protected, cant reformat

Try this.

Download Windows Executable (works without installation): HDD Low Level Format Tool ver.4.25

HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool

Plugin your pendrive, run the executable and low level format it. It fills all the sectors with zero and reinitialises it to the factory condition.



Once the lowlevel format is successfully completed, do a regular format.

I recommend HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. (Run it as administrator)

Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 Free - Windows-based Format Utility for HP Drive Key or DiskOnKey USB Device - Softpedia

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I was trying to use one of hexxeh's chromium builds to install on my usb, but now I can't format it anymore. I get the error, "The disk is write protected." I've tried creating a registry key StorageDevicePolicies with WriteProtect set to 0 as suggested, and using the HP USB disk storage tool. Nothing will work.

A:USB is write protected, cannot reformat

Does it work properly in another computer?

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I have a number of Double layer DVD +R RW disks that I want to erase and format for future re-use.

I have tried using the "erase" option in Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 (Windows XP OS) to try to erase all the files, but I get a message that the DVD is not erasable.

When I right click on the disck drive I do not get the option to "format". How do I format the disk please? Is there a way of effectively writing a blank file to the disk to overwrite the data?

CEPTA
 

A:Solved: How do I reformat write protected RW DVD

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I get the error message that "cannot write to the reports file" when I change any settings in McAfee 4.5.1....what's the problem???
 

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New dv6-7000 laptop (Win7 64-bit) has a problem I can't seem to solve:  When using any SDHC memory card you cannot write or erase files to the card.  You can read the files just fine, but you get a "Write Protected" error when trying to write or erase.   The card is, of course, not write protected, and can be written to in several other laptop/desktop SD drives that I've tried.   And I've tried different brands/sizes of SDHC cards.  Smaller capacity regular SD cards work just fine.   I tried removing this device and rebooting to reinstall the hardware, but no help. The Realtek SD Driver shows as version 6.1.7600.16385 in Device Manager properties, dated 6/20/06.  HP's support site shows a newer driver version 6.1.7601.29005 dated 2/24/12.  When I download and run sp56166.exe to update the driver, it seems to go through the update process successfully. But the driver still shows as the older version in Device Manager.  And, of course, the problem still exists.  Any ideas would be much appreciated!  Hard to believe that a new dv6 laptop can't properly write or erase files from High Capacity SDHC memory cards.   Thank you!

A:dv6-7000 can't write to SDHC cards ("write protected" error)

I understand high capacity SD cards return the message they are write protected in your system.

 

I take it the write protect switch is in the off/disable position on the card since they work in other systems.

 

What is the product number?

NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.

 

What brand and model is the SDHC card?

 

 

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My McAfee virusscan detected the [email protected] virus. I'm unable to do anything with it (delete, clean, quarantine). I get disk is write-protected error. I try to browse to the directory it's in and I can't see it. I've changed folder settings to show hidden and system files. I'm running XP and still can't see the folder it shows up in. I've run viruscan in normal and safe mode. Still can't do anything with it. I've included my Hijackthis log.
 

A:[email protected] and disk is write-protected error

You are using an old version of Hijack This. You are also running HJT from your Temporary Internet Files folder. It will not function properly from there and it cannot create and restore backups from there. You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Now Click here to download Hijack This again. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log. Click "Save" to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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A:the disk is write-protected remove the write-protection or use another disk.

You'll have to provide more information than that for anyone to be able to help you.

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I have a Samsung SPH-a920 cell phone. I am trying to load songs, and some are loading and can be played and some can not, I get the write protected message. I have a Sandisk card with the phone. The switch on the card is off, I checked that first, and even switched it once just in case it was wrong. Could someone please help, as I am getting extremely frustrated!!!!
Thanks.
 

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i talked about a file that would not play on my Pc. then i asked for help here on how to converting it to an Mp3 file ... but not knowing its against the rules here ....so my question is while would a WMA write Protected File not play. NOTE i tried converting it to an MP3 file bcos when i play the file there would be know Audio... But files previously installed on my pc plays fine. I noted this problem cos i copy the WMA file from a hard drive to my pc......Help
 

A:Wma write protected

The file may be licensed only for play on your PC.
 

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Hello,

A while back I changed the properties of all my picturess to READ ONLY. Then my computer crashed and someone else reinstalled my windows XP. When windows was reinstalled, the compuer was given a new name and my user name changed as well. Now I cannot access the pictures at all. I tried changing the pictures' properties, but I get an acess denied message. Any suggestions?
 

A:Write Protected JPG

I think you probably just need to take back ownership of the folder/files. Microsoft has an article on how to do that at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421.
 

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This usb is write-protected.How to remove it?It DOES NOT have a switch.

A:USB is Write-Protected

http://windows7themes.net/how-to-remove-write-protection-from-usb-drive-in-windows-7.html

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Hi, I have a 1TB External HArd Drive and some times I try to add data to it and I received the message Windows cannot ..................... because the drive is write protected. I turn off the HDD and turn it on again and work fine, the same thing happens withe every flash card I put in the card reader (SD, XD, Micro). Can some one know How I can fix this, I'm running Windows 7 Proffesional X64. I'm having this problem since 2009 I guess and I format my PC on February 2010 and still the same problem. Sorry for any bad english
 

A:HDD Write Protected

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i CAN I CONVERT A WMA WRITE PROTECTED FILE TO MP3. THE FILE HAS ALREADY BEEN RIPPED ON MA PC ????????????
 

A:Wma write protected

Sorry we cannot help with circumventing protected content, it is against forum rules, sorry.

If it is not protected content, and is a read only file, right click on the file and select properties, clear the read only box and hit OK.

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DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
See the System Event Log for more information.

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I am trying to transfer my tracks from my music folder to mp3 player, but comes up cannot copy track as destination is write protected turn off write protected or use another disc. what do I do
 

A:write protected

Most Mp3 players have a 'lock' or 'hold' switch on the body somewhere to protect it's contents. If this is on then that can stop you adding to the player further.
 

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Hi i have a hd which wont alow me to change write protection evan in dos i tryed but it sead drive now readable but when i try to format it in windows disk manager it says disk is write protected can anyone help me thanks

A:HD write protected

Hello rscadden!

This is unpleasant. I hope the following would help you.

1. Type cmd in the Start Menu
2. Select Run as Administrator
3. You should now see the Command Line Utility
4. Type in DISKPART and hit Enter ( here the values associated with your USB drive could be changed)
5. Type LIST DISK and hit Enter
6. Type SELECT DISK and the number of your drive which is write protected and hit Enter
7. Type in ATTRIBUTES DISK and Diskpart gives the information you need about your drive
If the first line is written as Current Read-only State: Yes, then the drive is write protected.
8. To remove the write protection with Diskpart, type the command ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY. If it works, it should be confirmed by the line Disk attributes cleared successfully.

Good luck!

CK_WD

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I tried to save some photos onto new CDs and DVDs both RW from folder in My Documents and sending to C drive.
I get the message that these are write protected. Meaning the formatting is missing? No message to say so.
Can anyone resolve this please?

A:Write Protected New Cd-rw & Dvd-rw?

What is the exact message you are getting. It may refer to the images you are trying to burn to disk. In which case right click on the image file and select properties and see what is checked there.

Also if you are using rw cds you may need to format them first. Your authoring software should have an option to do this.

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i have a HP 16GB memory card now a day in memory card write protected problem occureso how to remove write protectedand some time memory card atomatic curruped.so please help me

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Hi, I'm new to the Windows Vista world. My old computer (XP) crashed and Vista is what was available.

I can't seem to restore any of my data for my accounting programs with Vista. Usually the error message is that the disk is write protected!! My hard drive?? I am trying to restore data from a CD to my C drive. Another message I receive is that the disk is full. I still have 74Gs of memory left. Is this Vista or McAfee? Any help would be appreciated.

Joyce

A:Write Protected?

How are you attempting to restore the data? What accounting program are you using (and is it Vista compatible?)?

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hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

A:write protected

Quote:





Originally Posted by elnicelopez96


hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

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Have been using a San Disk Glide 8G flash drive. For no reason(known by me) I cannot format this drive. It informs me it is write protected. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks

A:CD-RW Write protected?

Originally Posted by Vista_32bit


I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks



insert it, and right click the Properties of the optical drive, and see if it is write protected.

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Hi, I have a problem with a brand new USB stick, PNY 64GB I bought on e-bay about two months ago. It started working properly, I transferred on it about 20GB of my photos. I did not notice anything weird. The pictures were there and I think I could even move them on and off, like copying and deleting. After few days, when I wanted to erase them, there was a message that the device is write protected. USB? There is nothing to switch it for write protection like on SD cards, for example.
From that moment, the device once was recognized as inserted in the PC, other times it was not. I could not delete the images, I could not format the device and even the KillDisc software, after running nearly 5 days without a break could not sort this out. There was an error message at 99% of process and I could do nothing else than to skip it, which resulted in the problem persisting on the USB.
Now I cannot even view the files, despite after this treatment I could have seen them few days ago. The files, after I clicked on them, showed mostly unaffected photos in the views, but when I wanted to see any particular photo, all of them appeared to be damaged - there was a grey area on the majority of the photo, just a thin area of the original picture could be seen on the top of the picture.

I have contacted the seller with this problem and they offered me the refund or replace, even assured me that the item will go to the manufacturer.
However, I guess that there are phishers outside j... Read more

A:USB write protected?

Hi,

If I understand you, you wish to remove all the photo's/data on this stick prior to returning it to the seller. Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden

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Hi,
my sandisk USB Flash drive 4gb was not formatting. it gives error " disk is write protected". how to remove write protection... please help.

A:USB Write protected

Hello tinku,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

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I had a problem with my notebook and I got told to does this commands but it stayed like this for 3 hours..(in the picture)
Anyway another website told me to do a different command and I think I might of found the problem. I found out that's its write protected. I can't boot up windows 7 because there's something up with the HDD partitions. I tried the 'attribute clear readonly' command and it said unable.. any ideas?

A:HDD is write protected

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So, I had a virus, it was the Windows XP Recovery fake program one, and it had made it so all of my stuff was hidden. Everything on the C:\ drive was "gone", but was actually still there. I have an external drive for all my media. It was plugged in when I got infected. I have a paranoia with infecting the external drive, so I always unplug it immediately when I see problems. Anyway, I cleaned out most, if not all, of the virus. 90% of my stuff was back to normal. So I plugged in my external, USB, Seagate 1TB GoFlex Desktop HDD. I can see almost everything in the root of the drive fine. Keyword: almost. I could tell something was wrong because my dropbox folder is in the root of my external, and the green/blue badge wasn't there.

So, I went into the folder and there was nothing there. I check the rest of the drive, and everything is hidden. I enable show hidden folders and I can see everything now, and I right click on a hidden folder, properties, and uncheck the Make Hidden box. Hit apply.

"An error occured applying attributes to the file: The media is write protected." Now, I've tried all that I can think of. I tried looking in the drive properties for a "read only" box to uncheck, I tried a cmd command for making all files not hidden, and it doesn't work. There is no physical switch for write protection. What else can I do to make it so I can write to these files/this drive? I need this drive guys...

Thanks for the help

A:External HDD is Write Protected?

Not sure this will let you get to external HDD, but would assume it does: My link

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I dropped my phone and the micro SD, 64GB, seems to be bad. I found my old 32GB and inserted in my phone. Well, there were left over data from the previous phone of 5GB which I didn't need. I deleted the files by using the windows explorer connected via phone and via usb adapter. I inserted back in the phone and I still see the files. I formatted the disk and it completes it but I still see the files. I realize I can't write to it and have been trying to find a fix.

I tried all types of formatting through windows.

I tried downloading sdformattter.
I tried diskpart. It formats to 100% but it says that Diskpart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Even Log for more information (which I don't know where this log is located).

I really would like to resolve this if I can.

A:MICRO SD Write Protected

Hi there,
I would suggest checking the physical memory card for the read/write switch and putting it to the write/unlocked position and try re-formatting the SD card with the actual phone or the phones manager program on your computer as it usually has to be formatted in a specific format and folder setup. - If you choose to format the 32gb sd card with your phone please be careful to format the sd card and not your phones internal memory

Also are the files being properly deleted and then coming back or can you not delete anything off of it?

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i have a silicon power 32Gb USB flash. i wanna format it . the error shows up : the disk is write protected . what to do ?

tried every solution on the internet including Regedit.exe and CMD
 

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I am trying to create an xp boot disc to floppy using one of your links, but every time I put floppy in and try to save it says Write protected disc, even when the lock is off, all my old floppies wouldn't work so I bought a new pack of formatted discs 3M Imation High density DS, HD diskettes and it says the same for every single one.

Help please!

A:write protected floppy

Could be a bad floppy drive
What are you wanting to do and which tutorial are you reading?

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My SD card was borrowed to take some photos. Because it already had photos on, the user copied them to a pc, then deleted them from the card. Before returning the card, the photos were put back on. I think this may have messed the card up for use in my camera. No matter what I do, I get a message that the card is 'write protected', even though the lock is off. I can view/copy the files that are on the card, so there's no problem about losing photos, but the card no longer works in my camera, and it's a 32gb, which I use (or used to) regularly for videos of bands. My question really is, is the card now scrap? Or can I get it up and running again? It's recognized straight away when I put in the pc.
 

A:Write Protected SD card

it has possibly been formatted for a different format than your camera recognises

computers will recognise different formats
see if you can format the card in a computer to fat not fat 32 and then put in camera and format again in the camera

make sure you have copied off any pictures you want to keep first
 

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I have a friend who is trying to get write protected files off his computer. When he runs his virus program he has a lot of unwanted programs and viruses that can't be deleted, cleaned, or quarantined, any suggestions for him besides reinstalling the whole computer again?

Thanks bikrchik
 

A:write protected files

Hi, and welcome to tsg
can you let us know what virus etc
make/model of pc?
what windows version?
HIJACK THIS:
Try not to reboot
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can get to other sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far... Read more

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i am not able to find storage device police in My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDeviceP olicies
 

A:Write protected in my pen drive

From here: http://www.w-tweaks.com/html/sp2_external_usb_sticks_proble.html




In case the key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, right-click on the Control key and select New/Key. Name it StorageDevicePolicies. Open this key and right-click on an empty spot in the right-hand side of the window. Select New/DWORD Value and name it WriteProtect. Enter 0 to deactivate the write protection.Click to expand...

Mind you, it's not in mine either, and USB are fine
You haven't just flicked the little switch on the pen drive, that write protects it have you? (some don't have this though)
 

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I recently started having problems with WinXP. I can't download anything. I get a message:
C:\DOCUME~1\KYLERA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\sgjden5l.zip could not be saved because you cannot change the contents of that folder
Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location.

Also, I can't save files in MS Publisher or open any templetes. I get message:
The disk you are trying to write to is write protected. Make the disk read-write or use a different disk.
Lastly, all of the items in my temp folder seem to be locked. I can't delete anything and there is about 200-500 files.
All of this started after uninstalling McAfee antivirus software and trying to get rid of this stupid
#msntb_toolbar_full_name# is unable to load its config file.
If you have recently upgraded to a newer version of the #msntb_toobar_full_name#
and have not restarted your computer since the upgrade, please try restarting
your computer. If the problem persists, please reinstall the #msntb_toolbar_full_name#.

But like I said earlier, I cant go re-download the msn toolbar.

A:Is My Harddrive Write Protected?

First thing, try this free, online scan to ensure that your system is OK: http://safety.live.com/After that, let us know what it said - then we'll be able to give more specific suggestions.

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I used alchol 120% to burn a dvd rw and then after some time wanted to burn something else on it. but while formatting there is an error message saying " disk is write protected".

With windows 7 ultimate i was able to rightclick and format the disk ....

again i burn the same disk with my laptop having windows 7 home premium. IT IS AGAIN GIVING THE SAME ERROR.

i have tried other softwares to erase or format that disk but it failed.

i also read other posts regarding this matter on number of forums but no satisfactory answer.

is there a security issue with alcohol 120% or is it windows 7 home

Thanks

Farooq

A:Disk (dvd rw) is write protected

Try uninstalling Alcohol, then burn with Imgburn or CDburnerXP (both are freeware, download them).

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I've been trying to add songs to my Polariod Pocket Jam 3 MP3 player, which is also a thumb drive.

When i try to add items to the disk space, it lets me.
When i try to add MP3s to the MP3 space, it says that my file is write-protected and i need to remove the write-protection. How do i do that? There are no switches, like on or off besides the play buttons. Which i already tried hitting those.

I really want to know how to remove the write-protection.... in english please
 

A:MP3 Player says it's write-protected!

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Hi... First of all > sorry my english.When i put a CD or DVD in my DVD-rom on my computer i recieve this message : "Prepare this blank disc" :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323769_1.jpgWhen i click next :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323773_2.jpgAnd when i click OK :http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/323777_3.jpgand then nothing happend. I can then open and see what is on the CD or DVD.. I've tried to uninstall my dvd from Device manager and restart , but than happend again...maadOn XP SP3 (same Computer) is everything OK .Can someone give me an advice??? .... thanks...

A:The Disc is write protected !

Is this on a CD that you have already burned something on and you want to add to it?
Depending on how and what program you used to burn the CD, you probably finalized the disk, which in other terms means it is write protected and cannot be altered

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Hi!

I have to format my SSD in cmd, and have tried this command:

"Attributes Disk Clear Readonly"

This should usually work fine in most cases, but the message I get says it's not allowed.
The SSD is my former boot-disk with Win 8 installed on it.

Does anyone know a command or e sequence that will allow me to format the disk?

- Carl -

A:Formatting write protected SSD in cmd

From Admin command prompt, You can try diskpart:
diskpartlist diskselect disk # ======> where # is the disk number. Make sure you select the correct #cleanexitOpen Disk management and right click on the disk # -> initialize

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please Help I have 2 trojans and 6 other viruses that come up that they cannot be Deleted Cleaned or Quarantined because they are Disk Write protected How do I remove them. I run Millennium Edition with Mcafee Antivirus and firewall. I have downloaded a Hijackthis log but do not know how to forward it to you or save to a file of it's own. Help Please

A:Write Protected Disk

Hello vikinguy45 and Welcome to TSF!

In order to try and solve your problem we will need to see your Hijack This log. Please follow these directions:

Please download the newest version of HijackThis here- http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Afer the scan is complete, if you chose number 1, a notepad document will open automatically, or if you chose number 2, after you click 'Save log' a notepad document will open. While holding 'Ctrl' (the control button) press 'A' and it should select (highlight) everything. (If it doesn't click 'Edit' -> 'Select All'.) Next, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'C'. This will copy the information to the clipboard. Now go to this post and click 'POST REPLY'. Now, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'V'. This should paste all of the information into your post.

Let us know if you're having any trouble getting the log posted!

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Hello all. I need your help. I have a USB drive and it is write protected. I cannot format it with windows advanced boot option, I am not able to change the registry value for storage policies even. I have tried multiple PCs to format it. No luck

Please help guys...it is imp.

Thanks.

A:USB drive is write protected.

Hi,

Have you tried to perform a CLEAN or CLEAN ALL command from DISKPART in order to wipe the drive?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then attempt the format after that.

Regards,
Golden

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I have a question as I have purchased The Tornado(tm) and transferred all the files from my old windows xp laptop to my new vista 32 bit laptop such as homework, excel files, music, photos, etc. If I try to edit anything it says its write protected and cannot be saved. Is there anyway to un-write-protect all the files that i have transferred? I have googled this question but to no avail. I would really appreciate the help if anyone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks!

A:Write Protected Files

Hello pest, welcome to TSF

Have you tried either

1. Right clicking on the files and unchecking the 'read only' box
2. Saving the file under a different name

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frnds iv gota jet flash jf v30 2 gb pen drive. it was ok for last 8 months, but since yesterday wenever i try to format it it says "the device is write protected use another disk" please help
 

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frnds iv gota jet flash jf v30 2 gb pen drive. it was ok for last 8 months, but since yesterday wenever i try to format it it says "the device is write protected use another disk" please helpClick to expand...

Hello welcome to the Forum.

one note----- for a faster response to your problem---
no IM CHAT lingo please.

are you saying that you have a--
jet flash jf v30 2GB usb thumb drive ?????

a program that you ether used to access the drive or has written data to the
drive has placed a block on the drive so you can't format over the original data

you will have to figure out what program that accessed the drive has put the block
on it and see if you can remove the program .
before you can format the drive again

sorta like a burned CD/DVD that has been finished and windows will not burn new
video or data to.
 

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i have a 4gb pen drive which is not formatted it shows that "this disk is write protected "
can anyone help me to format this disk.

A:write protected pen drive

give this a shot:

1. click Start.

2. type in diskpart

3. wait for the black screen to apear, and type in "list disk"

4. find out which disk is your pen drive then type "select disk (pen drive number)"

5. type format.

try that and post results

Thanks

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I just did a very stupid thing.... =/

My external HD was write protected for some odd reason, but when I checked the security settings, everything had write allowed. So I try to do a reset by unchecking write and then checking it again, but now I cannot check write again because I do not have permission to write (accidentally unchecked write for SYSTEM D=). Is there a registry fix for this or a way around this? I am running Vista 64-bits.

A:WD external write protected

Is it for all USB devices ?

Try by cheking this one on regedit

KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies"
VALUENAME "WriteProtect"


Giovanni

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when trying to transfer a file from laptop to desktop external drive. i get the message that the media is write protected, this seems odd as i write to it quite often,
when i access the laptop via the homegroup and copy and paste to the external, it copies fine ,so i am perplexed as to how to remove the write protection ,ive had a look in security in the properties on the external but they look fine and all the permissions seem to be set correctly. any ideas.
its a real pain as the most space is on the external and i want to empty up the laptop

A:The media is write protected.

How are you transferring the file?

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I have a write protected usb memory stick and i cant use it because its write protected, for some reason????? i cant even format it!!, it has no valuable data on it and can be wiped, i just want to be able to use it.

Charlie

A:Erase a write protected usb

Go to Computer, and right click on your USB drive and click on 'Properties'. Once there go to the 'Security' tab (top of window). Below 'Permissions for authenticated users' there is an 'Advanced' button. Click on it. On the 'Owners' tab, there should be an 'Edit' button. Now, select your username in the bottom box, and make sure the checkbox at the bottom is checked. Click on okay, then once it has changed ownership, click on Ok on all 'Properties' windows. You should now have full control of your USB memory stick.

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I have a 8 GB corsair survivor flash drive which is all of a sudden telling me that the device is write protected or read only. I am using the device with windows vista home edition. Any ideas.......other than trying to return it to corsair?

Michael
 

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