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    Flash drive error message
    « on: January 31, 2015, 09:31:10 AM »
    my flash drive keeps saying write protected, but its not what can I do?


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    Re: Flash drive error message
    « Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 07:45:02 AM »
    First things first.

    Is it full?
    Have you scanned it for viruses?
    Is it just one file or the whole drive that is protected?
    Is it persistent?

    If this as on going problem try formatting the drive but only if there is nothing on there you need to keep. Formatting the drive will delete EVERYTHING

    For when the One Great Scorer comes
    To write against your name,
    He marks - not that you won or lost,
    But how you played the game.

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    Re: Flash drive error message
    « Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 08:31:03 AM »
    And how do you know it's not write protected? Does it work on other systems? There may be a small, physical switch on the drive that toggles write protection on and off.



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      Re: Flash drive error message
      « Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 11:58:29 PM »
      I'm afraid, it may be due to a damage of the flash drive