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    Microsoft 128mb Flash Drive unable to write!!

    I can't format nor write on my flash drive it says "The Disk is Write Protected" There is no switch for enabling Write-Protect.. NEED HELP! Tnx!

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    Iv'e seen this problem before on quite a few USB flash drives (we have over 200).

    Try it on another machine, make sure that it isn't your driver's going dodgy, as they typically do in Windows. Also make sure you haven't changed it's properties to read-only

    Basically, if it doesn't work on another machine, I'm sorry to say, it's screwed. USB flash drives are generally none-repairable. As I said, iv'e encountered this problem a few times. If it's inside it's warranty, swap it for a new one.

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    Last edited by AnOmAlY_; Sep 23, 2005 at 08:45.


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