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Write protected pendrive can not format [Solved/Closed]

parag - Latest answer on Oct 9, 2012 01:30AM
Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when i try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me
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1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format

sri- Dec 19, 2009 12:10AM
hi! my pendrive seems to have virus.i m not able to format my pendrive with your sol also.it shows the pendrive in use try formatting later. i closed all windows of tht pendrive still not able to format.pls help me out to format
ajay- Jan 4, 2010 08:30AM
i had same problem if u know anything tell me

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Venkat- Apr 27, 2011 01:52AM
I have tried all ways to format my Pendrive even with registered version of antivirals but it was not formatted. finally I have seen your instructions, first attempt it was worked, best clarification you given.

Best Regards,
US- May 4, 2011 03:25AM
its really gud..worked wid m y pendrive also
sanjog- Oct 9, 2012 01:30AM
i cant format my pendrive instead it says window cant format drive plz help me out
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Hi,
Due to WriteProtectOption in Registry,it does not allow your pendrive to format.So You follow

1.Go to Run->regedit
2.MyComputer->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CurrentControlSet->Control -> StorageDevicePolicies
3.Delete the StorageDevicePolicies in Your Registry.

Now You can format the Pendrive


Thanks,
Arun

gaja- Jan 21, 2010 09:40AM
hi arun i think u can solve my prob............ when i put my pen drive and if i try to open then it shows pls insert a disc in drive pls help
SID- Feb 3, 2010 02:40AM
STORAGE DEVICE NOT HAVING
sagar- Feb 26, 2010 04:58AM
i foolowed ur instrctun abt writeprotectd pendrive formatting

but i cant find the file-StorageDevicePolicies-
so now wat shud i do..
help me.
harsh- Mar 13, 2010 12:31AM
i have same problem if u can solve it thend send me proccess on my id....plzzzzzz
Damo- May 4, 2011 04:13AM
cant find this -_-
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take pen drive in hand go to near dusbin and put it in to the dusbeen

herix- Apr 15, 2010 04:22AM
thanks....
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1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format

vb_you- Mar 26, 2010 10:45AM
hey ...i jus formtd using this method...but tat autorun file jus came back....so wat elc can i do to format it...antivra s also nt detectin tat !!
maggy- Mar 29, 2010 12:32AM
Hi Swathi my pendrive is showing writing protected pls help me out....
Nishi.......- Mar 29, 2010 10:01AM
thankuuu swathi..................thanku soo much........it really works.........
renju- Apr 20, 2010 08:24AM
w0w0w0 swathi,,, thank u very much,, its really works,, gr8
king...- May 2, 2010 09:37AM
dat techniq u mention above is old dear,or wo kaam bhi nahi karti, hehe so try another one sweetu.bye n tkecre
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Hi friends for all problems

first convert to NTFS the command is c:convert g: /fs:ntfs

later format ...
Conform it will format............
try it and enjoy it...

later please mail me.................bi

d champ- Apr 2, 2010 02:48PM
hey... it worked for me..
Naren- Apr 24, 2011 07:30AM
Thanks Dude....it worked for me:)
Damo- May 4, 2011 04:17AM
Unable to complete format, still same error =[
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my pen32gb drive not format show in massage there are two massages

Windows was unable to complete the format.

The format did not complete successfully.

spen- Dec 16, 2008 12:22AM
insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!
Vitesh- Aug 11, 2009 01:54AM
hey i too have d same problem .. if u get any solution pls to tel me .. thnxx ..
zan- Apr 26, 2010 03:07PM
stop reposting the same problem and get on and solve it!
Ambucias 18924Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus March 3, 2015Last seen - Apr 26, 2010 04:01PM
Zan,

I agree, thank you!
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Easy step:

win+r, type= command,type= format g:(if the pendrive partition was g:)

manu- Mar 28, 2010 06:06AM
i dont understand. plz explain it.
Ambucias 18924Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus March 3, 2015Last seen - Mar 28, 2010 07:18AM
Hello Manu

See the easiest on this link:

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4214-remove-write-protection-on-pen-drive

Apply the above and reformat you pendrive

Regards
hang- May 10, 2010 10:26AM
hello..only have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Storage not HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies..cannot find it..i'm user of windows 7 ultimate..plz help me..
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Hi,
Due to WriteProtectOption in Registry,it does not allow your pendrive to format.So You follow

1.Go to Run->regedit
2.MyComputer->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->
SYSTEM->
CurrentControlSet->
Control ->
StorageDevicePolicies
3.Delete the StorageDevicePolicies in Your Registry.

Now You can format the Pendrive

Thanks,
Maran

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Philo

To remove write protection:

1. Open Start Menu
2. Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 In the Value Data Box and press OK button

5.Exit Registry

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.

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Hi,

i got the same problem i cannot access my pen drive or even format it again I've tried almost all recommendation from the goggle search and blogs like file recovery tools etc.. ive tried all programs that ive downloaded the only thing i got benefited is that i recovered all my file in the pen drive but im still disappointed coz i still cant use my 8gb pen drive . whewwww i lost to much time. i want my 8gb pendrive back...
is there someone there that could help me or should i just give it up?

best regards

sunil- Sep 5, 2009 02:40AM
This tip is good for formatting it is working

go to mycomputers>rightclick >manage>diskmanagement> click to ur disk right click>format
jitto- Oct 31, 2009 04:05AM
Thanks, good tips
Deepu sunil - Oct 31, 2009 08:56PM
is idis also not working plz help me out
Reaz sunil - Jan 21, 2010 10:32AM
thnx
this tip works well...
ghost- Dec 15, 2009 06:10AM
my wife washed my pants in the washing machine
my pen drive 16 gb in the pocket
[comes out realy clean] tried it & says it needs f/matting but! it wont f/mat.. wont do anything
says the drive is empty????
i take it out count to 10 put it back in & boom up she comes
all my files and a movie all virgo intacto.
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You can format by Command Prompt method. I think your problem will be solved.

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help me format my pendrive . it show write protected and does format

Ambucias 18924Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus March 3, 2015Last seen - Apr 16, 2010 04:55AM
1. Open Start Menu
2. Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 In the Value Data Box and press OK button

5.Exit Registry

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.
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@post no.30
thanx
appls this
i will work for sure
go to disk management
right click on my computer>>go to manage>>click on disk management>>then format the pendrive>>click yes for forced format...
and you'll be done for sure...


it worked for me

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Actually I was about to throw my 32GB Kingston pendrive after failing to format.I've contacted many but couldnt format.But atlast found this information.Thanks man.Tanks a lot.....

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im not able to format my pen drive. when i m going to give a command than a msg was displayed on the screen which states as -"windows cant able to format this drive as it is contain some file which is write protected. pls give me sm advice to resolve this.

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go to command prompt and format (drive letter)
then press Y

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Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when i try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me

ss- Dec 9, 2008 05:18AM
i tried many times but my pen drive didnot format, please give some tips or useable software to format this.
thanks
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i can nt format my pendrive

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insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!

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Did you have admins rights on your pc you're were trying to format it?

k7ski- Nov 23, 2008 10:16AM
Hi Percy8,

Yes I'm running as administrator @intel core duo E7200 , its has been corrupted from i dont know...
i haven't tried formatting to LINUX OS yet but hoping for friends LINUX user maybe it would help... thanks anyway..
philo- Apr 18, 2010 01:37AM
When i try to format my flash it tells me it is write protected, How can i solve this?
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