I have a 16GB Cruzer Glide USB drive with around 1GB of data on it. I’ve been using it without fail for years, so I know it works with my computer setup (Custom built Windows 7). Plus, I have a second identical drive that also works with no issues.
However, today the drive wouldn’t let me delete or edit files. It was write protected. I quickly made a backup of all my data on the drive.
After Googling, I attempted to repair the read only state using diskpart. After following some of the steps, the drive’s attributes stated:
“Current Read Only State: Yes”
“Read Only: No”
Now the drive doesn’t show up in WIndows Explorer and no repair utility I try is able to detect the drive at all. Only diskpart and disk management are able to pick it up.
How can I reformat this drive to get it back into a working state? I am willing to lose the data since I already made a backup, however I can’t even seem to find a way to format it.