Windows 10: USB locked "Read Only" after making to active (boot) drive in Win10

Discus and support USB locked "Read Only" after making to active (boot) drive in Win10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Have tried many suggestions to clear this. Using DISKPART can clear read only for files but drive remains "Read Only" Microsoft Windows [Version... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MichaelMcCormick_957, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. USB locked "Read Only" after making to active (boot) drive in Win10


    Have tried many suggestions to clear this.

    Using DISKPART can clear read only for files but drive remains "Read Only"


    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.885]
    (c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart.exe

    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.17134.1

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: YY162239

    DISKPART> lis dis

    Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
    Disk 0 Online 476 GB 0 B *
    Disk 1 Online 931 GB 1024 KB
    Disk 2 Online 238 GB 1024 KB
    Disk 3 Online 60 GB 3116 MB

    DISKPART> select dis 3

    Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> attrib dis
    Current Read-only State : Yes
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : No
    Pagefile Disk : No
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : No
    Clustered Disk : No

    DISKPART>


    USB does not have a physical switch for read only.

    Olny seems to happen when using Win10 to make a bootable disk.

    Makes it impossible to reuse disk.


    If you run the "Clean" function in Diskpart you get an I/o error. (error 153)

    :)
     
    MichaelMcCormick_957, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. panchoman Win User

    Boot linux on USB drive

    it might just be that your bios doesn't support it, but it should anyway.

    make sure you go into the bios and make sure "boot other device" is enabled and try seeing if the usb is listed as an hdd.. as bootable flash drives are usually picked up as usb hdd's and check if your bios detects the flash drive.
     
    panchoman, Aug 8, 2019
    #2
  3. thraxed Win User
    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Aug 8, 2019
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    USB locked "Read Only" after making to active (boot) drive in Win10

    USB boot for bios update

    Did the first step. It already doesn't work. Note the capacities and drive letters M:/N: The HP utility is about to format my raid-1 volume containing my 2 750gb drives. It thinks it's the usb stick. I can not select any other drives in the HP utility. My 512mb usb stick is U:.

    Any other suggestions?


    USB locked "Read Only" after making to active (boot) drive in Win10 nonono-jpg.jpg
     
    Lazzer408, Aug 8, 2019
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