Windows 10: How to remove write protection and format RAW USB flash drive?

Discus and support How to remove write protection and format RAW USB flash drive? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I just got a new 32gb flash drive a few days ago and it worked fine the first time I used it on my laptop but now I can't access it at all on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Queen Leena D, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. How to remove write protection and format RAW USB flash drive?


    I just got a new 32gb flash drive a few days ago and it worked fine the first time I used it on my laptop but now I can't access it at all on my laptop. When I plug it in my laptop I get an error message saying it needs to be formatted before it can be used and when I look at Disk Management it's listed as RAW. I tried to format it but I get an error message stating that it's write protected and it shouldn't be. The USB drive does not have a switch for write-protection (I've checked thoroughly multiple times). I've tried removing the write protection with DiskPart in command prompt several times but I still get the write protection error every time I attempt to format it. Do I just need to give up on this one and buy a new one or can this one be saved? I'm not concerned with losing the data on the drive as I still have copies of that data elsewhere.

    :)
     
    Queen Leena D, Jun 14, 2019
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  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, Jun 14, 2019
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  3. freebird_9924, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. How to remove write protection and format RAW USB flash drive?

    USB flash drive write protected

    How can I remove write protection on a USB flash drive?
     
    Rev. Carl Bowers, Jun 14, 2019
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