09-02-2012 04:52 PM
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
09-02-2012 08:29 PM - edited 09-03-2012 05:51 AM
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
" 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.
09-04-2012 08:42 AM - edited 09-05-2012 09:27 AM
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.
09-04-2012 04:58 PM
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!
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.
09-17-2012 10:46 PM - edited 09-17-2012 10:46 PM
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.
09-30-2012 08:22 AM
Try doing this.
First try Running Registry Editor or "regedit"
ThenNavigate to the following registry key: -HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr
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.
You can try looking here : http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-remove-write-p
10-06-2012 04:35 AM
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