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Flash Drive is write protected

By ElmntEarth1
Jul 8, 2009
  1. Alright, I'm at my wits end with this. There is absolutely no switch for write protection on my PNY 4gig flash drive, but there are certain files that are damaged, and I want to do a reformat. Can't do this because it says the disk is write protected. Tried the low level format and HP format programs suggested, but neither work. HP says the disk is formatted, and the other gets low level format errors and erases nothing.

    Also tried the registry edit solution, but could not find the Storage Device Policies string. Please help!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You may get lucky, but to save time, toss that drive, and go with something that has not been damaged. 4 GB flash drives are only $4 to $6.95 now days.
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Or contact PNY for tech advice.
     
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