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USB Jump Drive Write Protected - Can't delete files


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#1 amaa

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

I have a 16 GB USB Jump drive. I can not for the life of me delete files or format. FIRST OFF... THERE IS NO SWITCH! When I go to format the drive it says write protected. We I try to delete files using file assasin it won't work. I have tried to format drive and delete files on different computers with same results. None. When I try to write click on folder and delete is says The disk is write protected/ Remove the write protection or use another disk. I have SP3. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:22 AM

It may be a malware, or virus, try to clean the USB with this program

http://amf.mycity.rs/programs/mc/mcshield/MCShield-Setup.exe

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:57 AM

Didn't seem to work but here is Notepasd file from running file
9/30/2010 11:00:35 AM > Checking C: ( ~75 GB, NTFS HDD )...




9/30/2010 11:00:35 AM > Checking E: ( ~16 GB, FAT32 removable drive )...


>>> E:\pagefile.pif - Malware > Failed to delete.

>>> E:\pagefile.pif - Suspicious > Failed to rename.


Malicious files : 0/1 deleted.
Suspicious files : 0/1 renamed.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

Write protection error
The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove write protection from the volume in Drive E:

This was the text trying to run MCShield again

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:07 PM

What is the make and model of this jump drive?
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:12 PM

unfortunatley, bought it new in package on ebay. don't have make and model just that is USB 2.0 and 16 GB

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:25 PM

I did a google search on this and this is what I found:

- boot in safe mode
- run windows explorer
- right click on the removable disk
- format it

Here is where I found it ( reply # 32) : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18654-2.html

I also found this ( looks promising ) : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic115042.html

Edited by Ramchu, 30 September 2010 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:46 PM

can't boot in safe mode for some reason- - this is a work pc but still seems odd and then tried the HP tool and the regedit solution. Still no luck. I have been on most threads on the net and can't seem to figure this out???? Anyone else with ideas? Seems like alot of people have this problem

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:20 PM

Have you tried this jump drive on your computer at home?

If so, with what results?
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:20 AM

Yes , I have tried on 2 other pc's both Xp SP3 and same results. Can't write to disk or format. This is one week old. How can you tell if it is bad? I bought a new one since no one can seem to answer this or anyone else with this issue. Low level format does not work. NOTHING works..... a bit frustrated but even though I bought an other, I would like to resolve this, help others and get to the bottom of this. Again, no switch, tried formating, tried low level format, downloaded HP's format program, tried deleting files in dos, tried file assassin, I have tried everything everywhere posted. If dead, why can I see the fodlers and the files on it already. Seems odd. All help is welcomed and thanks in advance for your patience with my impatience

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

Because some employers lock the USB ports on their computers for safety reasons I had thought that this might have been what was going on. Obviously that's not the case with this flash drive. This pretty much ends the usual suspects, so let's take another approach.

Please download and run Flash Disinfector, there are instructions at the website.

Edited to add:

In step one the link to download this program is security web site.

Edited by dc3, 03 October 2010 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

DC3- unfortunately, flash disinfector did not work either

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:05 PM

I don't know what more I can do to help you from here. Perhaps someone else will have another idea.

Edited by dc3, 04 October 2010 - 09:46 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

Forgive me for popping in here but, was just wondering if this "jump drive" might not be one of those SanDisk Cruzer U3 flash drives?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:51 PM

no it is aan off brand purchased on ebay




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