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  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #30

    Hi, i have the same problem. Someone have a solution? I have Datatraveler 100g3 32GB. Thanks to help me!
    DISKPART> attributes disk
    Current Read-only State : Yes
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : No
    Pagefile Disk : No
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : No
    Clustered Disk : No


    DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly


    Disk attributes cleared successfully.


    DISKPART> attributes disk
    Current Read-only State : Yes
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : No
    Pagefile Disk : No
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : No
    Clustered Disk : No
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,311
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #31

    Hello jeef77, :)

    You might see if the Kingston Format Utility may be able to format the USB for you. :)
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #32

    Thanks, but format fail :P Someone have another solution?

    Brink said:
    Hello jeef77, :)

    You might see if the Kingston Format Utility may be able to format the USB for you. :)
    Last edited by jeef77; 24 Oct 2016 at 20:15.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #33

    Saracen Rush said:
    I followed this procedure with my windows 10 installation usb. Disk part claimed success but I still cannot format it.

    To clarify I wish to format it so I can install the latest version of windows on the usb using the media creation tool, so I don't have to install so many updates if I ever have to reinstall windows again.

    If what I am attempting to do is simply not possible, by all means let me know.
    Same happened to me but only because I hadn't removed the disk drive from the USB port. After I removed and then reinserted the drive , the procedure worked as it was intended.
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  5. jimjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 1,326
    Win 10
       #34

    Well, my apologies for not replying in 2016. I really haven't had the time to do this, and I'm retired. Relatives take up lots of my free time. I had more free time when I was living alone and working 40 hours a week.
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  6. jimjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 1,326
    Win 10
       #35

    Ah, I remember what happened... the USB external drive holder is for my EIDE older hdds. The company is no longer around that made the holder, it has a metal case. I've been trying to find time to connect it to a Windows 7 desktop I have. Maybe it has a driver. Or I could go out to my storage shed and locate my XP laptop... I'm sure the battery has depleted its storage, but I do have an adapter for the laptop. Its just finding the time to do it.

    The brand is ADS Technologies. It is for USB 2.0
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  7. Posts : 15
    win 10 x64 pro
       #36

    Hi guys, is it possible to have 1 disk with 2 partitions the one hidden (id 17) and the other volume partition for example g: and have different attributes? I want the hidden read only and the other normal. I am trying before hide the volume but changes affect both volumes, is any way to fix this?
    Some time later...
    I fixed it, the solution was to write protect first partition and same time before reboot volume clear readonly to second partition even i hadn't write protect it. I checked before to hide the partition and was the one write protected and the other not.
    Last edited by vags; 18 Mar 2018 at 05:17. Reason: solved
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  8. spapakons's Avatar
    Posts : 2,891
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
       #37

    UNLOCK USB FLASH DRIVE (LOCKED BY VIRUS)


    Hello!

    Recently I had a customer with a locked USB Flash Drive. I could not format, wipe the partition or do anything. I got a message that the disk has Write Protection or similar. I even tried with WinPE and Linux Live CD, nothing! I assume some virus messed with some flags on the device and locked it. Is there any utility that can fix this? I have already tried the Diskpart and the Regedit methods, they didn't work.

    Thank you in advance
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,311
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #38

    Hello @spapakons,

    Have you also tried something like EaseUS Partition Master or AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to format the USB drive?

    If that fails, then you could see if Unlocker on the USB drive may help.
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  10. cereberus's Avatar
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    Windows10
       #39

    When you get these issues, it usually means the drive is fubared.
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