Windows 10: Write Protected USB

Discus and support Write Protected USB in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, Yesterday I just bought a HP 32gb flash drive. And when I tried to connect it with my laptop, immediately It shows a pop up message to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by AnumSyeda, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. AnumSyeda Win User

    Write Protected USB


    Hi,

    Yesterday I just bought a HP 32gb flash drive. And when I tried to connect it with my laptop, immediately It shows a pop up message to Format the USB first, tried formatting it with the default method (by right clicking and selecting the format option) . then it shows me massage" The USB is write protected" . I have tried several things till now . Creating the registry key of "StorageDevicePolicies" and by "Attributes device clear readonly" but nothing happens , it shows the same message again and again. If their is any other way then please tell me, or if any expert sees this post then kindly guide me may be I have done it wrong .

    :)
     
    AnumSyeda, Nov 15, 2018
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  2. freebird_9924, Nov 15, 2018
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  3. Sher Amo Win User
    USB devices getting write protected

    Hi Imdad,

    Some removable storage devices like USB flash drives or pen drive have write protection which is designed to help users prevent unexpected data loss by refusing to delete or format.

    However, if you’re stuck with a write-protected USB drive that can’t be formatted. We recommend that you follow these steps on how to erase and format a write-protected USB flash drive and pen drive using the Regedit.exe tool in Windows. To do this,
    follow the steps below:

    • In the Search box, type regedit and press Enter.
    • Navigate to the following folder:

      Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

    Double-click on the WriteProtect value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the
    write protection is removed and the device is no longer write protected.

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection,
    back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/322756.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Sher Amo, Nov 15, 2018
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  4. Fernandz Win User

    Write Protected USB

    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, Nov 15, 2018
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