Error Device media is write-protected


  1. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Error Device media is write-protected


    Plugged a Kingston Data Traveler 3.0 USB Device into an HP Elitebook 8440p running Windows 10 Pro 20H2.
    Download sp73930.exe; launched the apt, select the option make a bootable USB
    Received message Error: Device media is wright-protected.

    I did not setup wright protection. What caused the USB drive to become wright-protected?

    How can shut-off wright protection?
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  2. Posts : 6,919
    windows 10
       #2

    Most usb have a tiny swith to turn it on off
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  3. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #3

    that can be the sign of a failing usb flash pen
    You do not say which Data Traveler other than 3.0,
    USB Flash Drives for personal use and encrypted data – Kingston Technology
    but whichever it is try this
    with the usb connected
    cmd prompt with admin rights

    type
    diskpart

    when that gives you the diskpart prompt type

    list disk

    look for the flash pen and type

    select diskand the number shown on the left hand column of the listed disks
    eg . select disk 5

    it will respond
    disk 5 is the selected disk

    type
    detail disk
    it can actually be typed as just det disk

    it will then respond and show details for the drive amongst which will be if it is read only.

    If it is type

    attributes disk clear readonly

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    Further to the above if diskpart shows it as read only - which is the same as windows showing it write protected
    and the cmd to clear the read only attribute fails
    see this for further information as to solution.
    Diskpart Failed to Clear Disk Attributes - Fixed.


    and the diskpart cmds
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...mands/diskpart

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    KCav45

    Pleased you sorted it
    Thanks for the appreciation.
    Did diskpart sort it, with clear attributes OR was the cause a corrupted file system showing as Raw.
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  4. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Macboatmaster said:
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    Did diskpart sort it, with clear attributes OR was the cause a corrupted file system showing as Raw.
    Once Write Protect was turned off I was able to use the flash drive. I used the flash drive to upgrade the BIOS. When running the OBS program I discovered it was not performing properly.. The malfunction was traced to Error 501 - the BIOS needed to be upgraded.

    Thank you for helping me. I have a love/hate relationship with using technology, I love it when it works. I have been attending an online concert series and would like to discuss the music with several friends. I used the YouTube Downloader to download 3 concerts in a 4 part series. These are MP4 files that play for about 1 hour each. I am learning to use the the Photo application, Voice Recorder and Open Broadcasters Software to prepare an online presentation that shows the singers performing on the main screen with a little window in which I appear asking questions and making comments. I have a feeling my friends will love it. Thanks for your help.

    KCav
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  5. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #5

    Cheers
    Thanks for your help.
    Never been to Connecticut, but went to a good Jazz performance in New Orleans - been there three times, but only on two day visits.
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  6. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I live midway between Boston and New York near the shore I am surrounded by places with live entertainment, like the Salt Marsh Opera, Musical Master Works, the Side Door Jazz club and Goodspeed Opera House. I like to sit-up-front so I can see the intensity of the performers. When the pandemic is over come to Connecticut.

    Ken
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  7. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #7

    Sounds good
    I am in the UK - Wales
    My visits to New Orleans were on cruises.
    All being well New York and Carribean 2022 - delayed due to Covid
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  8. Posts : 651
    Windows 10 Pro (21H2)
       #8

    KCav45 said:
    Plugged a Kingston Data Traveler 3.0 USB Device into an HP Elitebook 8440p running Windows 10 Pro 20H2.
    Download sp73930.exe; launched the apt, select the option make a bootable USB
    Received message Error: Device media is wright-protected.

    I did not setup wright protection. What caused the USB drive to become wright-protected?

    How can shut-off wright protection?
    Pedantic amelioration.

    "Merriam-Webster

    "Wright
    ": a worker skilled in the manufacture especially of wooden objects —usually used in combination"

    Thus,, you apparently have someone in your computer making things such as a wheel wight might have done in the past..

    I submit that you are probably asking about "write protection", not ensuring safety against a skilled intruder.
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  9. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    i should have said write not wright. I welcome corrections.

    KCav
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