I had given a pen drive of mine to a friend with some data on it. He plugged the pen drive into the Windows 7 powered Acer netbook, didn't eject (unmount) it before pulling it out.
When I again plugged in my pen drive on his netbook or on my desktop, it shows that its write protected. Even in Ubuntu, it mounts as write protected.
I have read these posts and none worked:
- How to make USB drive or pen drive write protected?
- usb write protected!
- Remove the write protection from an USB flash disk
The Problems I'm facing:
- I have no write protection switch on the Pen Drive.
- I have no registry in the Registry Editor called "StorageDevicePolicies", I'm using Windows 7.
- I can't format it using EASEUS Partition Manager on Windows 7 or with gPartEd on Ubuntu.
Note: I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10 and Mac OS X Lion available to me.
Is there any way to format the pen drive so I can use it again?
Or is the only way now, to throw it?