I have a 2gb USB thumb drive that I use quite a bit. Today, trying to copy some files to it, I got a message that it was write protected. Well I dont know how that could be, there is no switch or anything like that to turn on and off write protection.
So I decided that I would just copy all the files off to my hard drive and just format the usb drive. Well format doesnt work because it says its write protected. I pull up Diskeeper next to defragment the drive and it tells me that it cant defragment because there is a pending chkdsk operation for the drive.
I go to my registry under
and I make sure that BootExecute is set to autocheck autochk * and no drives are specified for a chkdsk operation. I reboot, still the same thing.
I tried to run a manual check disk by using the command prompt and typing chkdsk h: (my usb drive letter) /f and check disk says it cant run because the drive is write protected.
How in the world do I remove this write protection. It wont let me delete files, add files, copy files, nothing and I have got a ton of stuff on there that I really need to try and save if at all possible.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks in advance.