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Hard disk is write protected error.

 
Ramki Sukumaran
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Hi,

I have a 16 GB pen drive. I have lots of files in it. I want delete all the files or format the pen drive itself. But when i delete individually or format the entire pen drive, it says the file or pen drive is write protected. Please help me in formatting the whole pen drive or deleting individual files.

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Ramki S
 
Maneesh Godbole
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1) Check if there is a physical switch on your pendrive
2) Confirm it is not in "lock" position
3) If no switch exists, pen drive write protected
 
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And how old is your pen drive?
 
Ramki Sukumaran
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its just 8 months old.

And Maneesh,

I have also did what you have given. Even then am getting the same error. When i did the steps to format the pen drive through command prompt, my pen drive is not at all listing.

Please suggest some other instructions to remove the write protection from pen drive.

Thanks.

Ramki S
 
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