Windows 10: Flash Drive is write protected

Discus and support Flash Drive is write protected in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a brand new PNY 256gb flash drive. I started to copy files to it and I got the message that it must be formatted before using it. I tried to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GUPPY, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. GUPPY Win User

    Flash Drive is write protected


    I have a brand new PNY 256gb flash drive.
    I started to copy files to it and I got the message that it must be formatted before using it.
    I tried to format it and after a few minutes, I got the following error message:
    The disk is write protected.
    I tried SFC/SCAN file and got the following error:
    Windows resources could not perform the requested operation.
    I tried using DISKPART and CLEAN.
    I got the following error:
    DISKPART has encountered an error:
    The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    GUPPY, Jan 9, 2021
    #1
  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Jan 9, 2021
    #2
  3. USB flash drive write protected

    How can I remove write protection on a USB flash drive?
     
    Rev. Carl Bowers, Jan 9, 2021
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  4. Flash Drive is write protected

    USB flash drive write protected

    I am trying to understand the programing of a USB Flash drive from the manufacturers. I understand the microcontrollers. I can understand PIC Erom type memory chips. I am unsure of how the program for the write protect is set from the computer into the
    microcontroller of the USB Flash drive? I am wondering why so many flash drives go into write protection and are unable to recover from this mode? I have seen three of these devices myself. I know using a lazy soft recovery disk that the drive can be wiped.
    It can also be check. It can be clone to fully through the drive. It then can be re-formatted on the windows 10. Then it will go back to write protected. I am sure different manufacturers have different designs and different ways for stacking the memory chip.
    I am trying to figure out if some manufacturers have left a floating signal somewhere in the design that causes this problem if the USB flash drive is not ejected first? Is it caused by setting the USB drive to indexing which then would need to be ejected?
    Or are Microsoft and the USB flash drive manufactures not using the same standards to set these drives up? Thus writing to a programed vector that causes that information to be lost thus never allowing the write cycle to happen?
     
    LaurenKeeney, Jan 9, 2021
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