"device media is write protected" usb flash drive

Posted on 2013-09-20
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I started to run an Acronis True Copy 13 onto a flash drive and had to cancel the operation.  Now I can't read the device.
And, when I try to format it using the HP tool, it says it's write protected.
I already did the registry hack for making it NOT write protected....

Any advice.  Primarily using Windows 7 Pro but have XP available and Windows 8 as well.
Question by:Fred Marshall
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by:Fred Marshall
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That one says: "Flash Drive not Found"
Yet it's there as drive F:
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try these :
http://www.handyrecovery.com/            handy recovery
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Sony-EzRecover.shtml                EZrecover
http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlsmartrecovery.html                  usb key recovery

also in disk management, what are it's options? (you can post a screenshot)
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I think then you can also boot with a Linux CD / DVD and try to format it.
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