USB disk LOCK (drive locked -> no writing)

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USB disk LOCK (drive locked -> no writing)

Post#1 by testsforknowledge » 29 Mar 2013, 11:56

how to solve locked USB stick? i played with formatting to several.. XT2 XT3 NTFS FAT32 ........ now i cannot write anything anymore. size is ok. 4GB

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Re: USB disk LOCK (drive locked -> no writing)

Post#2 by beny » 29 Mar 2013, 16:44

hi can be you have an U3 usb flash drive, on the net exist software that can remove the hidden directory present on, try fdisk -l after you have plugged in the key.

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Re: USB disk LOCK (drive locked -> no writing)

Post#3 by Ed_P » 29 Mar 2013, 17:18

@beny

FYI The U3 Launchpad menu has the option to remove U3 from the flash drive. No 3rd party hack needed.

BTW I have two of these flash drives, both bootable, both still have their U3 drive, one formated to NTFS to handle large backup files. I have found no need or reason to remove the U3 CD drive and wish they were still being made.

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What brand flash drive are you using? And why did you reformat it?
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Re: USB disk LOCK (drive locked -> no writing)

Post#4 by testsforknowledge » 04 Apr 2013, 14:28

somehow reformatting helped. .... somehow. but several reformattings

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