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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,364
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

Safely Remove the Blade, reboot, try plugging Blade in again.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-03-2013

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

"Do you think removing the Launch feature on the SanDisk would help in the following sitiuation"

 

Launch?  Launch of what?

 

SanDisk Guru huh? I've been googling a problem with my Sandisk USB for half and hour and even I know that the launch feature referred to here is SanDisk U3 Launchpad. There's a removal tool on the SanDisk website because it's a common problem when trying to make create a bootable USB.

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,364
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

"There's a removal tool on the SanDisk website because it's a common problem when trying to make create a bootable USB."

 

Apparently a problem only for people who don't know what they are doing.  I have two U3 drives both bootable, both still have their U3 partition.    And the U3 Launchpad menu has the option to remove U3, so no download necessary. 

 

Still think you know what you're talking about?

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-11-2013

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

how did that happen plzz do mai mayank_noor@yahoo.com

 

Coz mine is not working properly...either formatting...

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2013

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

Open the Windows Registry editor with the shortcut Windows-r, enter regedit

 

Navigate to the following Registry key:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

 

Please note that you may need to create the key StorageDevicePolicies if it does not exist. Select the key afterwards and right-click into the right window. Select New > Dword (32-bit) Value from the context menu and name the entry WriteProtect.

 

Double-click the new entry afterwards and change the value from 0 to 1. A value of 1 disables writing to all connected USB devices. If you want to enable writing again you need to change the value of the key to 0.

 

 

OR...

Try this

 

Use two Registry files to enable or disable write protection. You can download a zip file that contains both files here: write protect

This way you can disable write protection with a click on a file, and enable it again when you have copied files to the USB device or format USB device.

 

 

Thx to. ghacks

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,364
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

But that write protect will only apply to the machine on which the Registry tweak is applied.  On a different machine the flash drive will be writable.  And I doubt that that is the situation with the OP's machine.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-08-2013

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

Thanks, this worked for me

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-29-2014

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

I fixed the issue by uninstalling it in the Device Mananger and then unplug to plug in again. As simple as that, and i was back to normal. 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-09-2015

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

Are you still available to help with this issue?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-23-2015

Re: sandisk cruzer 16gb I cannot Format has turned into a raw

Hey Bro!

Can you please explain briefly in steps what actually you did..??