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ChazTheGeek
24-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Hi there. My 16GB San Disk Cruzer Blade USB flashdrive will not alow be to write to it. :rolleyes:
I have tried changing the Storage Device Polices DWORD in the registry to 0 from 1. No change.
Works with other flash drives. Windows won't let me format it so do you people know of any format tools that will override write protection?
Thanks.

Nick G
24-11-2012, 05:03 PM
There's no physical lock switch on it? What happens when you plug it into another computer, does it still not let you access it?

ChazTheGeek
24-11-2012, 05:07 PM
No physical lock at all. And no it makes no difference to what PC it is on.

Speedy Gonzales
24-11-2012, 06:08 PM
According to this, it's a known hardware prob. If they get a fault, they write protect themselves? (http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/SanDisk-Cruzer-Blade-8GB-Write-Protected-by-Virus/td-p/281754)

ChazTheGeek
24-11-2012, 06:17 PM
:angry:annoyed::badpc::crying

Thank you for letting me know. :thumbs:

It it just me or is it that ALL my storage devices have had an error at some stage.

Speedy Gonzales
24-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Noi probs :)

zqwerty
24-11-2012, 08:38 PM
It's fooded!!!

Agent_24
25-11-2012, 01:23 PM
It it just me or is it that ALL my storage devices have had an error at some stage.

If they haven't yet, they all will, eventually.


It's fooded!!!

:lol:

ChazTheGeek
25-11-2012, 07:51 PM
:D yep.

Going to see if I can get a warranty replacement for the USB stick. Had it for about 11 months.