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51 minutes ago, DreamCat04 said:

Or do you mean that it's failing and it's protecting itself from data loss by making itself write-protected so that you can't further degrade it to the point of total failure?

This. Tries to give you a last chance of copying what's on it somewhere else before it fails for good. 

Hello LTT forum

I yet again need some help. I wanted to empty my like 5 USB flash drives I have that I already copied the data off a year or more ago. Now while trying to delete the contents of one flash drive, it keeps saying that it's write protected, even though I never set it to be write protected. I searched it online and don't know if I wanna go to my registry and disable it there. Is there a simpler way of removing the write protection of a flash drive?

 

Sincerely

 

DreamCat04

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8 minutes ago, whispous said:

It sounds like it's failing, when it says that.

 

I can still open every file on there actually so I don't think it's failing. Or do you mean that it's failing and it's protecting itself from data loss by making itself write-protected so that you can't further degrade it to the point of total failure? I haven't used this one that much. I may only have written like 100GB to it in its entire lifespan

I just saw that I had a video on it too and opened that one. It played at like 1FPS, skipping 59 frames and then displaying one. Also I had task manager open on the monitor next to it and it reported a read speed of like 3Mb/s or so at 100% utilisation

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This is a screenshot of HWInfo. After opening it up, I opened a 23 Mb power point presentation and you can see that there was some write activity actually and the total writes are like 9GB so it should be perfectly fine

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51 minutes ago, DreamCat04 said:

Or do you mean that it's failing and it's protecting itself from data loss by making itself write-protected so that you can't further degrade it to the point of total failure?

This. Tries to give you a last chance of copying what's on it somewhere else before it fails for good. 

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20 hours ago, Kilrah said:

This. Tries to give you a last chance of copying what's on it somewhere else before it fails for good. 

Ah okay. I don't know why it's failing though but at least I already have all the data that was on it on my OneDrive

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