Hi i am trying to clear out some folders on the above and copy otherstuff to it but out of the blue my Transcend 8gb memory stick tells me "The Disc is Write Protected and i need to remove the write protection first, i have not protected it in any way it has just started to do it by itself, i have tried formatting it but get the same dialouge box each time.
Does anyone have an explanation/way round this.
I have looked at the stick and there is no sign of a switch to lock it/protect it.
Hi Chronus have switched in between a Vista macine 32bit and W7 ultimate 64bit with the same out come,
Hi finerty there is a slider on the side of the stick but that is for retracting the USB connector inside the stick nothing else.
I will try it in a laptop when my son arrives.
I wouldn't expect to get a Write Protect error but bear in mind.
I have problems with a 512MB card for a Photoframe which cops out at 200 small photos for some reason, even though it's nowhere near its limit.
(Root location of files and filename length taken into consideration).
If you don't need FAT32 for use on other devices/equipment and only use on Windows PC, try NTFS format instead of FAT32.
Hi Forum Editor thanks for your help did as you suggested but get this message after cliking enter "Then type G:>format G: and press enter " I get J (my Disc) is not recognised as an internal or external command operable programme or batch file.
Getting the hammer out soon.
robinofloxley have tried changing to NTFS but still the same.
It looks as the drive has failed. Do you have a hard drive manager program? If so try wiping the drive first. Remove safely, then reconnect and using the program force a reformat. If that does not work then it is more than likely come to an end.