Write-Protected Disk


kuyenmotdivad

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Hi,

Just put one of my USB flash drives into my USB socket today and when I edited a file this came up...

"A file cannot be saved on a write-protected disk."

It won't even let me format, I'm using a "SanDisk Ultra 128 GB Dual Type-C USB 3.1 Flash Drive"

PS - Sorry if it's in the wrong section.
 

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zbook

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Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste: (all at one time)

diskpart
lis dis
lis vol
sel dis 0
det dis
lis par
sel dis 1
det dis
lis par
sel dis 2
det dis
lis par
sel dis 3
det dis
lis par


Post an image or share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive.
 

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    HP
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
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    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
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kuyenmotdivad

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It does say it's successful but on reboot still no luck.

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My Computer

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    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit (21H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Built (Self)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Corsair Hydro H100i)
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    ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB @ 3000 MHz
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    ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT ROG Strix OC 8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG27AQL1A 27" WQHD TUF Gaming
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    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (OS) / WD Black SN850 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (DATA) / Synology DS720+ NAS 16TB (BACKUP)
    PSU
    Corsair RM850 80+ Gold
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    PHANTEKS Eclipse P600S
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    ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Gaming
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    ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless Gaming
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zbook

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This youtube video has multiple troubleshooting steps.

 

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    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
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    Microsoft Defender
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Bree

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It does say it's successful but on reboot still no luck.
A failing USB stick may go read-only to allow you to recover its data before it fails completely.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

kuyenmotdivad

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tried the step 1 on the video above and here are the details, does it look like my drive is failing? Strange it says Read-only no then yes above it.

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit (21H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built (Self)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Corsair Hydro H100i)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB @ 3000 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT ROG Strix OC 8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG27AQL1A 27" WQHD TUF Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (OS) / WD Black SN850 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (DATA) / Synology DS720+ NAS 16TB (BACKUP)
    PSU
    Corsair RM850 80+ Gold
    Case
    PHANTEKS Eclipse P600S
    Keyboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Gaming
    Mouse
    ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless Gaming
    Browser
    Edge 64-bit / Brave 64-bit / Opera 64-bit
    Antivirus
    BullGuard Premium Protection / Sophos Premium Protection
    Other Info
    Headset: ASUS ROG Delta S Wired Gaming
    Network: ASUS PCE-AX58BT Wi-Fi 6

kuyenmotdivad

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Did all 5 steps seems it failing as none work, and would the guarantee be invalid as I purchased it in July 2019? Anyone recommend another USB flash drive?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit (21H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built (Self)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Corsair Hydro H100i)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB @ 3000 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT ROG Strix OC 8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG27AQL1A 27" WQHD TUF Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (OS) / WD Black SN850 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (DATA) / Synology DS720+ NAS 16TB (BACKUP)
    PSU
    Corsair RM850 80+ Gold
    Case
    PHANTEKS Eclipse P600S
    Keyboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Gaming
    Mouse
    ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless Gaming
    Browser
    Edge 64-bit / Brave 64-bit / Opera 64-bit
    Antivirus
    BullGuard Premium Protection / Sophos Premium Protection
    Other Info
    Headset: ASUS ROG Delta S Wired Gaming
    Network: ASUS PCE-AX58BT Wi-Fi 6

zbook

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These are some ten forums tutorials that may have some trial and error steps:



If the above do not work then consider a black friday buying opportunity.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

charleyp

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I used to have the same problem with one of my USB flash drives and never found a solution for it. Already gave up on it.
 

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cereberus

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This nearly always means drive is dead.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
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    Stella Artois
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    Built in
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