Repair Write Protected Flash Disk

Posted by cikul | Posted in Tips | Posted on 06-01-2011-05-2008


Write protected disk problem arises because the flash disk immediately revoked without “safely removed hardware”

To fix this, there are several ways :

1.  Using Registry

  • Start > Run > type ‘regedit’ then hit ‘OK’.
  • Browse to the following key:
  • My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlS et\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
  • Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’
  • You may also need to do this for the strings in any folders called ‘ControlSet***’ e.g.
  • My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\C ontrol\StorageDevicePolicies

2. From Control Panel

  • Start->Settings->Control Panel
  • Administrative Tools
  • Computer Management
  • Under Storage in the left panel, click on Disk Management, wait a minute for Windows to do whatever it is doing,……
  • Locate the data stick/thumb drive/whatever-you-want-to-call it, in the right top windowand click on it.
  • Right click
  • in the popup, click on “Delete Partition” — make darn sure you are doing this to the RIGHT drive!!!!!
  • Right click again, and choose “Create Partition” (or was it format, I forget maybe it was both).

3. Use the Repair Utility of the creator of the flash.

Below are links from HP and apacer that can used widely and successfully also for various brands.

for apacer click here (works for kingston)

for HP click here

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