Step 5: Click Security tab and choose Edit option. Can anything bypass the write protection offered by this registry key? Two things I would suggest. Do not forget you may want to enable auto mounting again. In the elevated command prompt, type list disk, and press Enter. But Windows, home premium 64bit image from this site refuses to format.
This is the question I would like to know. This method worked for me so I have not done any more searching about this problem. Microsoft Windows must be aware and providing a patch? Better than nothing, but still unfortunate. Likewise open device manager, expand disk drives, right click the SanDisk and choose properties, look under the Policies tab and see how it is defined Quick Removal or Better Performance try switching that and see if that changes anything as to how it behaves and then switch it back just for testing. Try to format Win 8 and no go. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the options below.
Cat Hi, yes I placed it into another computer and Bitlocker did not come up. I don't know if Satish is still following this post but if he is. I decide to install Kubuntu 12. Time to buy a new flash drive. You can now delete the downloaded. So I put the files back on with my other systems. During the course of troubleshooting, they ran Diskpart and looked at the attributes of the disk.
Have you made any changes to your computer? The current read-only state is now no. Most of this information was derived from this. This should clear the read-only flag. Manage-bde -status shows its off 6. The registry window is displayed. I have Windows 7 installed and up until recently I could read and write files from my hard disk to my usb thumb drive.
What steps between applying the registry key and the write protection coming into effect need to take place. Then insert memory card and close autorun. Internet comments says that ie10 should be able to read it, when open it looks like code formating etc. I cannot access the data and use them. As an alternative method, I would consider imaging the source drive with a non-Windows operating system onto a new drive, and working with the new drive in Windows. Hope this Helps Arntech1331 Blue Marble It's where we Live! However when I went to copy a file to it, Windows 7 said the drive was write protected.
What windows subsystem is enforcing the write protection? The first google result for this registry change is and seems accurate enough to recommend. For the record, as you have previously pointed out, most of the failed attempts at this appear to come from pen drive users. Not an disk issue and no, it has no buttons on it but is a std Fantom disk enclosure. Step 4: Check for the entry as WriteProtect. Don't mind junking it but I hate when I can't figure things out.
But the thing is, I never enabled Bitlocker, never set any key or anything. These do not respond like spinning disks do. The Bitlocker message that used to pop up asking me to encrypt the drive did not pop up again. Step 5: Once done, close the registry and restart the system for changes to take effect. Do not unplug the flash drive and wait for the restoration 1 to 2 minutes. The only thing that I can come up with is that someone encrypted this drive. I followed this procedure every step of the way, but nothing seems to work.
For this example, let's say it's disk 2. Have you tried placing this drive in another computer to see what happens? But still when I try to format or paste something then I am getting the same message that disk is write protected. Install the software after downloading any of these freeware utilities from their official site and then you will be provided with a simple Graphical User Interface prompting you to follow easy instructions. Insert the flash drive and open an administrative command prompt. DiskPart just moans that It cant clear the attribute. It definitely does not have a physical switch or button to lock it. See if you can find anything anywhere that has a read only attribute assigned or checked.
Sometimes a drive will only stay working for a few seconds at a time less than the time it takes to boot windows and copy the files. I was able to read only the data on My Book to copy whatever needed. Are there still any other methods? The issue was caused by a Policy set in Symantec. But nothing can be written to it anymore. A Dropdown menu will be displayed. Only Windows 7 sees it as write protected.
Can this be done in Windows? Randy Hi Randy, Thanks for the welcome. A while ago I had to use system image restore windows 7 image restore to restore my entire system. Both are still running well, even with the U3 software on it. Can we assume that there is not a physical switch or button or other means of write protecting the drive in question? I know the day that it started happening on the Windows 7 laptop, there were some updates that were downloaded that morning. I run a surface test with one of these hardidsk management tools like Minitool Partition Wizard. Hi i tried with your cmd but my problem is not solved. If the issue persists, you may have to run the following command as a fix: 1.