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How do I unlock a write protected flash drive?

by Magic-wand / March 26, 2013 3:15 PM PDT

This is a 16G HP flash drive, model is v195b.

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I have tried everything that can be found on the web......
by Magic-wand / March 27, 2013 3:06 PM PDT

But none is useful in this case.

It has nothing to do with registry. The flash drive can be formatted or low formatted by using special programs but it is just write-protected, nothing can be written into it.

Format is to write something in the drive. I just didn't understand why it can be formatted but cannot be written.

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There is another issue
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 6:42 AM PDT

Such as does the OS and this PC support such a large drive?

I don't want to repeat prior history discussions about drive sizes but there's that and then you have the old failed drive problem.
Bob

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They support......
by Magic-wand / March 28, 2013 9:19 AM PDT
In reply to: There is another issue

I have tried different OS and computers, from single core to quad-core and from XP to 7. It just didn't work.

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That's the final test then.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 9:37 AM PDT
In reply to: They support......

These drives can fail. If it's under a year old, it's a warranty issue.
Bob

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