Saturday, 7 April 2012


Yesterday my friends asked for this solution and hence as the post title says we will be trying to fix a very common error faced by many USB Drive users. I searched on google and found 3 solution for this. In this post i am sharing these methods.
Primary Checks ( Only for Security )
1. Make sure the write-protection latch of your drive (if it has any) is turned off.
2. If you are using an updated antivirus, try scanning the drive for viruses.

Solutions For This:
1. By Fixing Registry
Press Winkey + R (or just open the Run from Start menu). Type regedit and hit enter.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

NOTE : If this is not there, you may need to add this entry. For that download the batch file add.bat from here, and double-click the file. The entry will be added to registry.
Now in the right pane double-click the key WriteProtect. Now set the Value Data to 0 (zero) and press OK.
Exit Registry and restart your PC.
2. Using Formatting Utility
As the solution suggests we will be formatting the USB drive, so backup all the items in the drive first before carrying out htis step.
Download Apacer Formatting Utility.
Unzip the pack to a folder. Now double-click the Start.bat file in that folder. This will initiate the formatting. Wait until the formatting completes or the LED of the drive stops blinking. If you fail once give it few more try.
Now remove the pen-drive and plug it in to the PC again. Now, open RUN and type cmd and hit Enter.

3. Trying a low-level format
This is yet another solution which will try to solve the problem by using a low-level format. Don’t forget to backup your drive items.
Download the free utility HDD Low Level Format Tool.
Now using it, perform a low-level format of your USB drive. If you fail once give it few more try.
Now open RUN and type diskmgmt.msc, hit Enter.
Now right-click the USB Drive and press Format. Now do as shown in the screenshot below. Then press OK.


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