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jude62
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-02-2012
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

TUT well well to my surprise no result I came on here hoping to find a solution into why my usb stick says WRITE PROTECTED

I have sat at the pc endlessly for hours downloading programmes that don't work I have 2 sandisk cruzer 4gb funny thing is it starting to happen to my other pen drives :womanfrustrated:

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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For the SanDisk USB stick the answer has been posted many times.  If new return it to where you bought it.  If under warrantee return it to SanDisk.  BOTH options will get you a new USB stick.  There are no other consistent options

 

The solutions I have seen here have ranged from formatting the drive in a cheap camera to this http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/SanDisk-Cruzer-Blade-16GB-write-protected-... and this http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/SanDisk-Cruzer-Blade-16GB-write-protected-... .

 

" funny thing is it starting to happen to my other pen drives"

 

That kinda indicates that the problem is not caused by a SanDisk problem, it's your pc.  And that could include a range of situations causing the problem: low voltage, power surge, a Windows update, a virus, etc.

 

NOone knows at this point what the cause is but it's been occurring for months.

Ed
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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,096
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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jude62 wrote:

TUT well well to my surprise no result I came on here hoping to find a solution into why my usb stick says WRITE PROTECTED

I have sat at the pc endlessly for hours downloading programmes that don't work I have 2 sandisk cruzer 4gb funny thing is it starting to happen to my other pen drives :womanfrustrated:


 

As you seem to be experiencing the same 'write protect' issue with another brand of drive, maybe you should be looking at your system OS and not be blaming the drives themselves.

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hind5ight
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-04-2012
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

I must say that I am little surprised when reading the responses of a Sandisk Guru and Professors here.. to have obtained the title, I'm sure it warranted the use of a lot of chapstick!

 

Anyway..


Since I have had issues with 2 of these devices failing now..  both with the Xbox 360 logo on them.. I would be curious what Microsoft would have to say if we posted our frustrations there.. I would be happy to suggest that perhaps Microsoft consider promoting Kingston brand devices.. since they just plain work.. have not had one of them automatically set a read only flag on the device to protect my data.. and then provide no solution? Really?

Tapeworm and Ed.. you have been of absolutely no help and your responses only contribute to the image that is Sandisk. Thank you for encouraging me.

Not another dime of my money will go the way of Sandisk.

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Nothing worst than a gamer not being able to save his score. :smileyvery-happy:  Good thing school's back in session, less time for playing. :smileywink:

Ed
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warhead
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-17-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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To my experience HALF of the WRITE PROTECTED errors have something to do with memory stick being formated as FAT32 and  people trying to put file bigger than 4 GBs on it.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/289/~/transferring-a-4gb-or-larger-file-to-a-usb-flash...

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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tolentinoreagle
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-30-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Try doing this.

First try Running Registry Editor or "regedit"

 

ThenNavigate to the following registry key: -HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

 

Now , Create a New Key named as StorageDevicePolicies.

 

Next , Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
 

Finally ,Double click on WriteProtect, and set its value data to 1.
Then your done! :smileyhappy:

 

You can try looking here : http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-remove-write-protection-flash-drive

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Interesting.  Thanks.

 

Does this process work for all versions of Windows?

Ed
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ultimatewarrior
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-06-2012
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SanDisk Cruzer Blade 8GB write protected error

few days ago i make my pen drive bootable to win7 .now my pendrive is giving me write protection error .what should i do now .i tried all the tricks but non of them work