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Write protect error on flash drive

post #1 of 5
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Hi all,
I bought a 2GB flashdrive/memory stick/pendrive whatever a while ago and the damn thing keeps giving me a write protect error every time i try to copy more than 500mb onto it.
Has anybody got any ideas on whats going on?
I have included a pic of its properties incase anyone thinks i got conned and bought a smaller one
I have read about others peoples problems and solutions but none of them worked for me.
This includes drive letter conflicts(hence the Z)and the write protect switch(it doesnt have one).Is it time to give up and accept that its damaged beyond hope.
Was kind of hoping it might be a windows thing.
Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 5
Thats Funny. Have you tried a Full format on that drive ( Not Quick )...This can sometimes solve it with Pen drives such as yours.
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yeah ive tried everything i can think of,i tried full formats with fat and fat32 file system aswell.
I even tried a small prog called killdisk.
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In another pc?

if there is a switch on the side is it set to padlock?

If none of these work get a new one.
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It wont work properly in other pcs either,well the one other i tried it on at least.
I guess its damaged.
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