Windows 10: how to fix bad sectors and write protected in the same USB

Discus and support how to fix bad sectors and write protected in the same USB in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a 256GB USB, free space 117GB, it is SanDisk USB. I cannot copy or format it because of write protected. I have used all methods: using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by join, Mar 8, 2020.

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    how to fix bad sectors and write protected in the same USB


    I have a 256GB USB, free space 117GB, it is SanDisk USB. I cannot copy or format it because of write protected. I have used all methods: using Regedit.exe, EaseUS Tools M, Diskpart Command, then I used AOMEI Partition Assistant to format it, but only 48% it stopped because of bad sectors.

    I had the same problem with Kingston USB before, but it is only 57GB, with this one I cannot just throw it away.
    Please help me fix it. Thank you. I am using Windows 10 version 1909

    :)
     
    join, Mar 8, 2020
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  2. freebird_9924, Mar 8, 2020
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  3. HDD Bad Sector

    Hi Nataniel!

    I am not sure what your question is exactly, but one thing I'd recommend for sure will be to look for a replacement drive since there is already a bad sector on your current one.

    Basically there are two kinds of bad sectors - hardware and software:

    • Hardware ones are caused by physical damage or becoming magnetically fixed, and they are unrepairable. In short, once they appear it's only a matter of time (no way to say how long) until the HDD fails.
    • Software bad sectors on the other hand occur when something called an Error Correction Code (ECC) doesn't match the contents of the hard drive. These can be repaired by overwriting the data on the drive with zeroes (a.k.a. low level formatting) and sometimes
      by running a **chkdsk [write the letter of the drive:] /r** in the CMD.

    As for getting the information from the drive if one of the partitions fail, most likely you won't be able to, which is why I'd suggest to make a regular backup of your most important data.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
     
    MightyMiro_WD, Mar 8, 2020
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  4. how to fix bad sectors and write protected in the same USB

    fix usb write protected

    Hi Darren, I am Rob, an independent and a 10 time and dual award MVP specializing in Windows troubleshooting and Bluescreen analysis. Please remember as independents we are not responsible for the development of Windows or the computer hardware and drivers.

    I use a lot of cards so just fought this battle on two more of mine yesterday. Sometimes they can be revived and sometimes not.

    Make sure the card does not have a switch on it that makes it read only. If it does work it back and forth a few times.

    Try the card on another computer. If same issue then it is going or has gone bad.

    How to Disable Write Protection

    5 Ways to Disable Write Protection - wikiHow

    Write Protect and Disable USB Drive - reverse

    https://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-disable-w...

    2 Free Tools to Write Protect USB Flash Drives from Registry

    http://thepcsecurity.com/2-free-tools-to-write-...

    You can try reformatting it or even better repartitioning it. Sometimes it works.

    How to partition an SD card/flash drive with DiskPart on Windows

    http://workshop.botter.ventures/2013/09/17/how-...

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Mar 8, 2020
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