Format a write-protected USB drive

By Rooney
Nov 1, 2007
  1. Hello all,

    I seriously need some help. I have this USB stick that is write-protected somehow. There is no switch on the stick and I can't format it, the system displays the message "the disk is write-protected". I went to disk management and tried the same thing, but it simply won't work.

    Any suggestions? I am out of time and patience.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Write protection means exactly that - you cannot alter the contents of the drive, including formatting it.

    Unless there is some software that came with the stick that lets you lock/unlock the thing, there is nothing you can do.
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