USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB Write Protected AGAIN (8506 Views)
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rei_vilo
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Registered: ‎11-13-2009
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USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB Write Protected AGAIN

Bonsoir,

 

Again, my 16 GB v210w went write protected.

 

Same problem as for lisbon_lion67 and soma8914

 

The problem appeared after I formatted it FAT32 on my Mac.

 

I tried to format it on XP with many USB drive utilities, but always sector is said to be =0 and an error is raised.

 

Is this flash drive Mac compatible?

 

How to change it? My dealer made one change but its policy doesn't allow a 2nd change.

 

Best regards, 

 


rei_vilo wrote:

Hi!

 

After one week of usage, my new USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB appears as Write Protected.


Impossible to add a new file, delete an old file, even format the whole USB Flash Drive. 


I tried various procedures described on forums, as

 

  • My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePoliciesWriteProtect > Value Data set to 0 
  • \devise\harddisk1\dr2


and normal formatting (Properties > Format) and low level formatting tools, as

 

 

but in vain.

What happened? How to resume using my USB Flash Drive normally?

 

I'm running a mini 311c on XP SP3.


Thank you for your help and best regards.




 


--- rei_vilo
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rei_vilo
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Re: USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB Write Protected AGAIN

Hi! 
I contacted hp support and got as an answer the name of a recovery utility Ufix.rar.  
Unfortunately, this utility doesn't recognize the v210w.
 
hp-branded flash USB cards are manufactured by PNY.
So I went to the PNY website and dug a little. 
Actually, the latest release is Ufix2v3. 
Ufix-II (USB Flash Driver Format Tool)	
Applicable for PNY/HP 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB flash drive products 
(This software is not applied to A.V.S. Attaché, 
but applicable for AVS-II)	
2.98MB	
Download

 

 
It worked and restored my USB card.
 
Windows and Mac OS format utilities seem not to handle correctly the USB flash card correctly.
Mac OS says there's a 16 GB drive mounted on an USB support. I can unmount the volume without eject the USB connection.
 
hp: Please mention this solution on the FAQ!
 

Best regards, 


--- rei_vilo
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hamid_123
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Registered: ‎01-12-2011
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Re: USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB Write Protected AGAIN

special thanks for your gooooooooooooooooooood solution

 

 

I waste my time for 48 hour to find a good solution for formating my silicon usb flash disk and try all the low level format , , Hp format tool, and many other softwares without respons. but your sotware solved my problem in a few seconds .

 

 

MERCI

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javi_negrito
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Registered: ‎08-24-2013
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Re: USB Flash Drive v210w 16 GB Write Protected AGAIN

gracias por facilitar sus herramientas

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