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My 16GB USB stick Is write protected

  1. I bought an 16 GB HP flash memory the other day it called (v165w)

    i wanted to copy my MP3 folder to, it's about (8 GB) i started copying it and it said going to take 25 minute, so i let it copying and went to sleep. I woke up the next day and there was an error and the folder stoped copying half way, i tried to delete the folder and it just says (it's write-protected) i tried adding to it, it says the same thing it's write protected, when i tried to format it, it said its write protected.

    I tried every way to format it non of them worked, I spent the whole day yesterday trying to format it but couldn't.

    here is what I tried so far:
    - formating from disk managment (device media is write protected)
    - format in safe mode (no difference)
    - removing write protection from the registry StorageDevicePolicies (didn't work)
    - used HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (write protected)
    - used Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool (Kept saying error for 24 hour)
    - and a couple more tools couldn't even find the device.

    I viewed every page in this forum and google tried them all and nothing worked.

    I spent 60 dollars on the stick.
     
  2. Schweinsteiger

    Schweinsteiger TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    never mind

    close this.
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Before the mods close your thread, tell us what you found out???

    Did you solve your problem? or was it a "non-" problem?

    Curious minds would like to know:)
     
  4. Schweinsteiger

    Schweinsteiger TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I got it replaced, it was un-fix-able .
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    OH.

    Curiosity solved....

    Mods can close the thready now per your request :)
     

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