SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

i also want to know about this error because i am facing this issue again and again. 

regards 

http://customercaresupportinfo.in/

i am also having the same issue and still dont get a solution for that plz help

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here’s the perfect solution.
throw it in the trash, make sure its in the non combustible.

go buy a new flash drive, best on the market right now is kingston or samsung
and for that other jackass that said, i hope your new brand has a more generous return policy;
you wont even be needing a return policy because, it wont really need replacing. whereas with this WONDERFUL company, you’ll need to call in for a replacement every other day, and lose whatever you hadn’t backed up.
btw: isnt backing up the point of flash drives? if you back up a pc files to a flash drive, then back up the flash drive to your pc… yeah that makes as much sense as sandisk themselves do, lol.

other creative activites you can perform with this WONDERFUL product is;

  1. if there’s some heavy furniture with a damaged leg, you can use this to balance it out, by placing it underneath said furniture.
  2. when you’re up some place really high, and want to drop something, and you think of spitting — well, sandisk flash drives are here for you! its less expensive than your saliva.
  3. do you have someone you secretly hate? then gift them a sandisk flash drive, and you’ll have made them lose important files and/or hours of their time looking for a solution.

Sandisk; when you feel like your life is too easy, buy a flash drive from us :smiley:
we will help you appreciate the better things in life, like kingston.:smiley:

Who cares if he will get banned by a company which somehow manages to manufacture fricken DEAD ON ARRIVAL product when its manufacture process became mature TEN YEARS AGO!

First time I connect this drive and it’s ALREADY broken! What the fruck?!!

I am also facing same issue please help me any one Customer Care & Toll Free Number 

Found at Toms Hardware:

Click on ‘Start’ --> ‘Run’ --> type in ‘regedit’ and press enter.
Search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Scroll down the list and click on SYSTEM
Click on CurrentControlSet
Click on Policies
Click on Microsoft
Click on FVE
In the panel on the right side, if the values for either FDVDenyWriteAccess OR RDVDenyWriteAccess are anything other than ‘0x00000000 (0)’, right click and then click on ‘Modify’, then enter ‘0’ and press Enter.
Remove the flash drive and reinsert. You can now copy to or write to the flash drive.

Works for Windows 7 Professional SP-1 64-bit

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@Ed_P, your absolute dedication to protect SanDisk on these forums astonishes me and I just had to register to tell you this! It’s amazing how someone who have (seemingly) no interest or gains from these laborious efforts (2362 posts at the time of writing this post) put in so much time and effort to protect the public image of a company which is “radio silence” about a basic issue such as this… Do you literally have nothing better to do? Anyway, let me tell you about my experience with SanDisk, it’s bittersweet but probably the last time I will buy a SanDisk product.

A couple of years ago I received a SanDisk Class 10 16GB SD Card with the purchase of a Canon 600D camera. It worked great and it’s still going strong even 5 years down the line. Before then I’ve never taken SanDisk too serious in the storage arena but since I’ve had good performance with the SD Card, on occasion I’ve bought various other SanDisk products when I don’t have the option to my preferred hardware vendors e.g. Kingston or Transcend. I’m currently busy with a project which required 5 x 32GB & 5 x 64GB flash drives; and the first unit failed today after only 2 months old. This is where my mind is blown, ONLY 2 MONTHS! WTF?! Same as a lot of other people have stated in their posts, the data on these drives is confidential so when they do fail I’m in a predicament because technically they’re still under warranty but I can’t get them swapped out without returning the dead units. I live in South Africa which is probably on the other end of the world of where you live (USA/EU I’m guessing because you keep on hammering on SanDisk’s own RMA process?), anyway things work differently here e.g. South Africans can’t RMA directly with a manufacturer, well to an extent we can by sending it all the way back to China/Taiwan or whatever the source of the product is but the shipping would outweigh the price of the product tenfold if not more… Our retailers/suppliers/distributors have their own testing labs to cut down on RMA and shipping costs due to the fact that we’re not so ideally located. So, I don’t have the option to “hammer” the drive before sending it back because the retailer/supplier/distributor require the product in its current state to perform their tests before they send it to their upstream suppliers and/or distributors. So now, I’ve spent +/- $200 on these drives only to wait for the seemingly inevitable “read-only” issue. This is literally the first time I’ve ever struck the supposed read-write cycle limit on a flash drive and I’ve had plenty of other flash drives doing much harder time under my hands. By default I usually buy Kingston flash drives as I’ve only ever lost them, none of them broke down; but a local e-tailer (www.takealot.com) had the SanDisk Cruzer Ultra flash drives at a better price than what I would’ve paid for Kingston hence the reason why I opted for them. To RMA them is not an acceptable option if the consumer can’t protect his/her data before sending the flash drive back, then the supposed 5 year warranty printed all over the packaging means absolutely nothing! So I have two choices now… Either I replace the 10 flash drives with a manufacturer’s flash drives which have never failed me, and don’t get me wrong I’m not saying other manufacturers are bullet proof but I must be honest I’ve never had Kingston or Transcend flash drives fail on me after just 2 months, if the failure had happened after a year or longer I’d feel less unhappy to replace them out of my own pocket even if the warranty was still in place. Or the other option is, I can regularly backup the data on the flash drives and replace the SanDisk flash drives as they fail. Regardless of what option I’m going with, I’m out of $200 which may not seem like a lot, but for a project that I’m funding out of my own pocket an additional $200 expense is not ideal. SanDisk definitely lost my business today, not because they can’t hold up their warranty policy but because they can’t protect my privacy and data. At the very least, SanDisk should provide a flashing utility to clear the flash drive before sending/taking it back to where it was bought in order for the user to protect his/her data. Nobody wants someone else to have access to their data. Would you open up your entire computer via torrents so that the entire world can have access to your data? I don’t think so…

@Ed_P, your absolute dedication to protect SanDisk on these forums astonishes me and I just had to register to tell you this! It’s amazing how someone who have (seemingly) no interest or gains from these laborious efforts (2362 posts at the time of writing this post) put in so much time and effort to protect the public image of a company which is “radio silence” about a basic issue such as this… Do you literally have nothing better to do? Anyway, let me tell you about my experience with SanDisk, it’s bittersweet but probably the last time I will buy a SanDisk product.

A couple of years ago I received a SanDisk Class 10 16GB SD Card with the purchase of a Canon 600D camera. It worked great and it’s still going strong even 5 years down the line. Before then I’ve never taken SanDisk too serious in the storage arena but since I’ve had good performance with the SD Card, on occasion I’ve bought various other SanDisk products when I don’t have the option to my preferred hardware vendors e.g. Kingston or Transcend. I’m currently busy with a project which required 5 x 32GB & 5 x 64GB flash drives; and the first unit failed today after only 2 months old. This is where my mind is blown, ONLY 2 MONTHS! WTF?! Same as a lot of other people have stated in their posts, the data on these drives is confidential so when they do fail I’m in a predicament because technically they’re still under warranty but I can’t get them swapped out without returning the dead units. I live in South Africa which is probably on the other end of the world of where you live (USA/EU I’m guessing because you keep on hammering on SanDisk’s own RMA process?), anyway things work differently here e.g. South Africans can’t RMA directly with a manufacturer, well to an extent we can by sending it all the way back to China/Taiwan or whatever the source of the product is but the shipping would outweigh the price of the product tenfold if not more… Our retailers/suppliers/distributors have their own testing labs to cut down on RMA and shipping costs due to the fact that we’re not so ideally located. So, I don’t have the option to “hammer” the drive before sending it back because the retailer/supplier/distributor require the product in its current state to perform their tests before they send it to their upstream suppliers and/or distributors. So now, I’ve spent +/- $200 on these drives only to wait for the seemingly inevitable “read-only” issue. This is literally the first time I’ve ever struck the supposed read-write cycle limit on a flash drive and I’ve had plenty of other flash drives doing much harder time under my hands. By default I usually buy Kingston flash drives as I’ve only ever lost them, none of them broke down; but a local e-tailer (www.takealot.com) had the SanDisk Cruzer Ultra flash drives at a better price than what I would’ve paid for Kingston hence the reason why I opted for them. To RMA them is not an acceptable option if the consumer can’t protect his/her data before sending the flash drive back, then the supposed 5 year warranty printed all over the packaging means absolutely nothing! So I have two choices now… Either I replace the 10 flash drives with a manufacturer’s flash drives which have never failed me, and don’t get me wrong I’m not saying other manufacturers are bullet proof but I must be honest I’ve never had Kingston or Transcend flash drives fail on me after just 2 months, if the failure had happened after a year or longer I’d feel less unhappy to replace them out of my own pocket even if the warranty was still in place. Or the other option is, I can regularly backup the data on the flash drives and replace the SanDisk flash drives as they fail. Regardless of what option I’m going with, I’m out of $200 which may not seem like a lot, but for a project that I’m funding out of my own pocket an additional $200 expense is not ideal. SanDisk definitely lost my business today, not because they can’t hold up their warranty policy but because they can’t protect my privacy and data. At the very least, SanDisk should provide a flashing utility to clear the flash drive before sending/taking it back to where it was bought in order for the user to protect his/her data. Nobody wants someone else to have access to their data. Would you open up your entire computer via torrents so that the entire world can have access to your data? I don’t think so…

Afternoon _ Tapeworm: _

_   _ I too, learned 'the hard way" as you did about the limitation of FAT32. There is one soulution, albeit a rather extreme one. If your familiar with partitioning a drive, then you could partition your drive in to 4 partions. You’d lose just a bit of memory space due to the partitions, but would be able to use the greatest part of the drive as opposed to just slightly less and 4 Gb. Just a thought. The alternative would be to format the drive in NTFS; which doesn’t limit file sizes.

Stay Sharp:

_ :wink:Rick _

 

my 32gb won’t let me have a password 

Why? 

On the side of the drive there is a little switch.  Move it in the opposite direction and then try it.

Hello forum, i create an account just to tell my story

maybe I have the ULTIMATE and FINAL solution to this ugly problem  hehe

try like 10 methods around the web  and this forum to solve this problem

some of them work for some people, but not for the most

Hope that this method work for everybody

it works for sandisk glide 32gb 3.0 and the cruzer blade 16gb checked by myself

THE SOLUTION WAS FORMAT THE PENDRIVE IN A LINUX ENVIROMENT.

i spend several hours trying to format the cruzer16gb with no success

and give to my neighbor the 32gb glide one, 5 minutes later he knock my door and  told me its done!

I use linux since ubuntu4.0 now i consider myself an advanced linux user… 
I cannot write by any method on the cruzer force 32 gb. 
I tried gparted . dd and fdisk…
@kbsound: if you know a working  method in the linux enviroment, please consider to share.
thanks in advance.

If the drive doesn’t work return it for a replacement, either the place where you bought it or to SanDisk.

Open command prompt window and execute these commands in this order:

  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk # (# is the number assigned to the flash drive)
  4. clean
    After I type this it says…(Diskpart has encountered an error: The media is write protected. See the System event log for more information.)
  5. create partition primary
  6. select partition 1
  7. active
  8. format fs=ntfs quick

Exit after it’s done, remove the stick from USB and plug it again.

Thanks & Regards,

Tom,

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