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05-07-2010 08:38 AM
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\CurrentControlS
et\Control\StorageDevicePoliciesWriteProtect > Value Data set to 0
and normal formatting (Properties > Format) and low level formatting tools, as
- HP USB disk storage format tool SP27608-2.1.8.exe
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.
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05-08-2010 02:23 AM
05-10-2010 11:35 AM - edited 05-10-2010 11:37 AM
I get help from hp support service.
The support technician suggested me to perform a disk format test with http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/
It failed and prompted the message "Disk protected", so my USB Flash Drive was considered as dead.
So I went back to my reseller and proceeded to an exchange. The reseller wasn't surprised: according to him, big USB Flash Drives seems to be prone to this kind of malfunction.
I hope to be luckier with the new one!
05-17-2010 07:36 AM
I too have this problem, the Flash Drive will not allow any overwriting or deletion, but fail to understand that this log is marked as "Solved" If the solution is to exchange it for another one?
Seems to me that HP have an issue here, as other 16gb flash drives I have such as Sony, Maxell, Scandisk are trouble free, now I have to go back to where I bought it and get it changed on a basis of it might happen again!
11-02-2010 05:10 PM
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
01-13-2011 08:39 PM
I have the exact problem that my HP Flash Drive is write protected and nothing I can do about it, but using UFIX-II is completely solving my problem. Thanks.