Cannot Format USB Drive Write Protected [Solved]

Cannot Format USB Drive Write Protected [Solved]

Cannot Format USB Drive Write Protected [Solved]

Geeks - If you are unable to format your USB drive because it is write-protected, there are a few possible solutions you can try. First, try using the diskpart utility in Windows to remove the write protection. To do this, follow these steps:

Open a command prompt window as an administrator. To do this, press the Windows key + X, then select "Command Prompt (Admin)" from the menu.

In the command prompt window, type the following commands, pressing Enter after each one:

Copy code


list disk

select disk n (where "n" is the number of your USB drive)

attributes disk clear readonly

After you have entered these commands, try formatting the USB drive again using the Windows Disk Management utility or another tool of your choice.

If this method does not work, you can try physically removing the write protection switch on the USB drive, if it has one. This switch is usually located on the side or bottom of the drive, and sliding it to the "unlock" position will remove the write protection.

Another option is to use a third-party tool to format the drive. There are many free tools available that can format USB drives, including HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, RMPrepUSB, and USB Disk Storage Format Tool.

If none of these methods work, it is possible that the USB drive is faulty and cannot be formatted. In this case, you may need to replace the drive.

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