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Locked Flash Drive

I have flash drive 1 GB MyFlash / A-Data / Prolific chipset .The problem is that on Windows and Linux systems is read only or write protected.
I try a lots of software to fix and unlock but its imposible.There is no hardware switch on it to lock/unlock.Somehow I found that file system on flash is Raw and there is MBR on it.I want to delete these MBR or delete all partitions.I don't care about data on flash.How can I do that?
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vmilanov
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JamesTX10Commented:
Hi vmilanov,
Right click my computer
select manage
under storage go to disk management
select the USB drive and format, change partitions ect.

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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
Nope.This doesent work."This media is write protected" when i try to format.I'm not able to delete partition.Only format
Also I try in linux with fdisk- same situation
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JamesTX10Commented:
And you are positive that there is not lock switch? Can you read anything on the disk?


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JamesTX10Commented:
Are there any NTFS permissions on the disk. Can you take ownership of the files?


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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
Not such switch I'm sure.There is no NTFS partition.Filesystem is RAW. Partition style - MBR.I'm able to see files only in Linux.
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JamesTX10Commented:
Are they documents or system files?


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nobusCommented:
did it ever work? if yes, try Onbelay to low level format it :
http://www.compuapps.com/Products/OnBelay/onbelay.htm

there are many cases like that :  http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18654.html
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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
I was trying everything that I found on internet for this problem.I don't need links and forum discussions.I spend a lot of time there and NOTHING. Like I said none of the mentioned software doesn't work.Once again:
1.No switch for lock/unlock
2.Partition type is RAW
3.There is MBR records on it.
4.No standard windows/Linux solutions are working/chskdsk; format; fdisk and so on/
5.Most of third party software for partitioning or recovery are tested.
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nobusCommented:
try answering questiosn for a change : did it ever work?
did you try : http://www.compuapps.com/Products/OnBelay/onbelay.htm
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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
It doesn't work with onBelay.
Of course it was working before............
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nobusCommented:
ok - here my guess  then : it is bad; dump it. It happens a lot, and they're cheap nowadays
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JamesTX10Commented:
sounds like it is time to pick up a new one
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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
Nice advises....thanks a lot.To make such decision its not necessary to ask experts.
I cannot believe that nobody can help me !!!!
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JamesTX10Commented:
If it is dead no expert can bring it back to life.
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nobusCommented:
you may not like the answer, but if the drive is bad, it is the only correct answer.
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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
Its not dead.I can read everything inside in Linux, I want to unlock it.If somehow I can delete MBR on it or delete partitions it will be fixed.
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nobusCommented:
from your post "I try a lots of software to fix and unlock but its imposible." sometimes you have to accept it
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W_HCommented:
not sure if you have tried some partition manager or not.

Paragon Partition manager is a very good one for managing partition in cross platform environment as it is  not dependent on your OS file system.

Just that its not a freeware/shareware.

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vmilanovAuthor Commented:
I try with Paragon Partition manager and again no results.I realize that this flash drive was make bootable via HP drive key boot utility.So if there is some utility to do reverse process will be great.
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