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kishor123
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
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HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

hello...

community members,admins..

 

 

i have problem with my SANDISK,USB FLASH-DRIVE(8GB) that whenever i insert or plug it with some computer and try to write(CUT,COPY etc) it shows an error that THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED..can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error...at first i think that this is problem with my pc but know the essue is same for all computer..

can any help me to resolve this issue???

 

My Computer config--windows7(32-bit)..

 

 

Thanks in advance

With Regards..

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zakarumita
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

I've the same problem too.

I used my Sandisk Cruizer Edge (32Gb) on Windows 7 x64 and Mac Os X 10.7.x for a long time, but from some days I'm unable to add, change or delete files on both OS. I've checked on the Disk Management (under Windows) and I've noticed that the flash-pen is "Read Only" but I'm unable to change that status.

I can't format it, because I receive the error "The disk is write protected"... so, now I'm trying to change files status (I see that "Archive" is checked), but again in some files I receive the same error...

It's very weird... even because I'm able to read everything on it... so the flash-pen works... I've tried to disable and unistall it, but again, when Windows recognize it, present the same error... 

 

Tried even with SecureAccess but nothing...  I'm unhappy :smileysad:

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zakarumita
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-16-2012

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

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I tried also to run C:\Windows\system32\diskpart.exe

 

type :

 

list volume

 

then type:

 

select volume # (replacing sharp with the number of the usb flash-pen)

 

then type: 

 

attributes disk clear readonly

 

then type:

 

attributes volume clear readonly ... but here again the error... 

 

the flash-pen is in "health status" :smileyfrustrated:

 

 even with HDDGuru Low Level Formatt I take this:

 

16/09/2012 15:44:27 Format Error occurred at offset 9,895,936: 19 - The media is write protected
16/09/2012 15:44:27 Average speed: 26,5 MB/s
16/09/2012 15:44:27 Low-level format is complete.

 

Very disappoint... 

Have I to turn back to Kingston's DataTraveler?? 

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,129
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

[ Edited ]

kishor123 wrote:

i have problem with my SANDISK,USB FLASH-DRIVE(8GB) that whenever i insert or plug it with some computer and try to write(CUT,COPY etc) it shows an error that THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED.



zakarumita wrote:

I've the same problem too.


 

 If you read some of the threads on this board, you see that there are many with the same problems.

 

The only known solution is to return the drive.  

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kishor123
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

@YourName:smileyfrustrated:o guyzzzz....whats next for this problem...???i think we need to contact nearest sandisk support center....

so that may be it may help to us...????!!!!

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,129
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Go right ahead. But they'll most likely tell you the same thing.

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zakarumita
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-16-2012

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Well.. very good.

 

many same thread means many same problem that means a very epic fail... I bought SanDisk cause fidelity to the brand... but... after a damaged SD Card and this damaged Flash-pen... I think to choose another brand untill they reflects on their products...

 

holy god, I bought this device just six months ago ... who knows where is the receipt... and then box is destroyed now... uhm... too bad... too bad!!! I hope only that the other SD card won't decides to break suddenly ... :/

 

Anyway many thanks for the support and your reply.

 

Cheers.

SanDisk Guru
Ed_P
Posts: 1,769
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

"I bought this device just six months ago ... who knows where is the receipt... and then box is destroyed now... uhm... too bad... too bad!!!"

 

No, not too bad, too bad.  Contact SanDisk tell them your situation and serial number of your flash drive.  They will then give you instructions on how and where to return it for a replacement.  You don't need a receipt or a box.

Ed
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zakarumita
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

This is a good news... but wait a sec... where I can find the serial number... Is the number printed on the usb "SDCZ81-..." ??

 

Another ask to you, Mr. Ed_P... the warranty life is valid for my Ultra II 8GB SDHC card too? (I bought it late in June 2008 when I purchased my camera together the SanDisk MicroMate SD/SDCH Card Reader)

 

Anyway many thanks !

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,769
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

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I believe most warranties are for 1 year, not forever. :-)

Ed