02-26-2012 03:59 PM - edited 02-27-2012 09:45 PM
What operating system are you running on your PC?
And from a friend named jaclaz:
This would exclude *any*
specific issues and pinpoint the issue "inside" the stick.
With the Cruzer plugged in open a My Computer window and RIGHT click
on the device's drive letter. Then click on Properties and report what
File System is shown.
ECHO Hi, I am echoed to a text file>?:\mynicefile.txt
replacing the ? with the cruser's drive letter. Post the results shown in the Command Window.
Important files = Backed up files
03-24-2012 09:10 AM
I have a 32 GB SanDisk with the same problem. I've used it for 4 months with no problems (17GB out of 32GB) and just this week started this "The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the protection from the volume in drive G:" I got that very same response to your suggested "ECHO" test. I have a second SanDisk 32GB drive that works just fine. I have tried the drive(s) on both XP and Vista machines. I've tried them both at the same time and separately across many reboots, reinsertions and ejections. It thinks it's "locked"