PCLine 1GB memory stick worked fine until today. I wanted to copy an app to it but it says 'write protected' then I tried to uninstall another prog from it with the same result. Any ideas how to overcome this problem?
OK – after an hour or so of faffing around :knock: , I think that I have found a possible solution :p . The problem seems to be something to do with Microsoft’s SP2 :dead: ! Here’s what worked for me (sorry for the Idiot’s Guide approach, but I used to :hotbounce hate it :hotbounce when I used forums and couldn’t understand what the technobabble meant!):
- Start > Run > type ‘regedit’ (without the speachmarks) > Enter - Single-click on ‘My Computer’ > File > Export > save it to the Desktop (Always best to have a backup!!) - Go to the following: My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDe vicePolicies *There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK* - Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’ - Then: File > Export > save somewhere useful as something like ‘StorageDevicePolicies001.reg’ - You also need to do this for the strings in any folders called ‘ControlSet***’ (* = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) – for example: Everything is the same, just change ‘CurrentControlSet’ to ‘ControlSet***’ My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevice Policies *There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK* - Save these to the same place as before as ‘StorageDevicePolicies00*’
The saves are in case it reverts at a later date, just double click (saying ‘yes’ to importing these to the registry) on all of the files and it will all work again!