Problem with flash drive

By bhanu210 ยท 4 replies
Feb 29, 2008
  1. Hi all,
    I have a Iball 1gb pendrive. My proble is that i can not keep any files into it.
    when i try to copy/cut any file/folder from my hard disk and try to paste
    it inside the pendrive, it is showing a "Can not copy<file/folder name>: The disk is write protected" and "Remove the write protection or use another disk".

    I do not remember if i had made this one write protected or not. Please suggest me what to do. This is a new pen drive and i had never kept files/folders inside it.

    Please suggest me how to remove the write protected option
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    There should be a physical switch on the drive to enable or disable write protection as long as your drive has the feature.

    If it's a new drive I assume you've layed a file structure down on it? Open "My Computer", right click on the drive and click "Format...". Do not choose the "Quick Format" option. I can't see why you'd be getting a write protection error without having formatted, but hey, worth a shot.

    If you haven't got the switch and formatting the drive doesn't do anything, you might want to look into getting it replaced.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Got to the website of the manufacturer, and seek help on restoring the flash drive. It is probably a goner, but some manufacturers will replace or repair or reformat them... in the first year of ownership
  4. bhanu210

    bhanu210 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    "Hello Friends,

    Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions . Now the pen drive is working
    I had contacted the technical department from www (dot) iball(dot)co(dot)in and they solved the problem. Today i had mailed him about the problem and Sagar Saha (One from their tech. dept.) replied that mail so quickly.

    As for the instruction i had downloaded the utility software from theire website and format the drive using that. Now its working well.

    Thanks a lot for your co-operation.

  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Thank you for the update. Good information to know.
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