Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE OR MEMORY CARD:


HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE OR MEMORY CARD


Most of us, knowing or unknowingly get in to a crucial situation where we end-up getting our USB drive or Memory Card Locked with an Write Protect making the Device Not accessible with out knowing HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE OR MEMORY CARD.  It always happens when there is a crucial need of the data or file that is located on the locked Device. with the problem we face , we find an solution to fix it up and with numerous tries we end-up with an Negative approach of ‘STILL’ a locked and a write protected USB drive/Memory card and with an lose in hope we tend to Lose the Data & we opt for buying another device.

                               


Well now you need not lose your Pockets on buying a new device or worry on losing the data which has been struck on a write protected Device. We bring up to you Three –Solutions (Methods) on HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE OR MEMORY CARD. This has been tested and seems to be working fine.

Method 1:  

( By Fixing The Registry)

       Step 1: Press the Winkey + R (or just open the Run from Start menu). Then, Type regedit and hit the enter.
       Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies(If you do not find, StorageDevicePolicies Folder then Follow the Below Method, Else Skip the below method and Jump to the STEP 3).

Ø  Download the batch file add.bat from here, the open the file and so that the entry will be added to the Registry. (After adding close the regedit window and re-open the regedit window by folloing the STEP 1).

Step 3:  Now in  the right side pane double-click the key file named WriteProtect. And then set the Value Data to 0 (zero) and press OK.
Step 4: Now exit the Registry editor (regedit) and restart your windows. Hope fully the Device will be unblocked from write protect and will be made to use.


Method 2:  

(Lower Level Format Method)

Step 2: Using the Tool, Select the Target Write protected drive and try the Low level format several times(if fails to format).
Step 3: Once the format is successful, open RUN and type diskmgmt.msc, and hit Enter.
Step 4: Now select the USB\MemoryCard Drive , Right-click and press Format. And you are done.



Method 3:  

(Apacer Formatting utility)

 Step 1: Download Apacer Formatting Utility by clicking here.
 Step 2: Unzip the files to a folder, and open the Start.bat file in that folder. After clicking it will proceed the formatting. Wait till the formatting completes (format it multiple times if the format fails)





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