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Three weeks ago I used Rufus 2.2 to install Windows 10 on my machine, and it has write-protected my flash drive. I’ve tried diskpart:

diskpart
att disk clear readonly 
clean
create partition primary
format fs=fat32 quick

And it kinda worked, it removed the image off the USB, but now it’s showing:

Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

And I can’t format it or write on it.

The drive is a a Kingston DataTraveler G4 32GB model, without physical switches. How would I restore it back to normal (rw) state?

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  • From @SSI: Does this article help you to solve the issue: rmprepusb.com/tutorials/54---how-to-fix-write-protected-disks
    – fixer1234
    Sep 20, 2015 at 18:42
  • I don't have enough reputation to answer, but this should solve and does not require 3rd party apps: diskpart ; list disk ; select disk ; clean ; create partition primary ; format fs=ntfs quick
    – avia
    Sep 19, 2021 at 12:45

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I managed to solve with RMPrepUSB https://www.rmprepusb.com/ and I had the issue with an SD card I wanted to erase.

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  • Can we get more information on how this was done?
    – NBN-Alex
    Jul 10, 2017 at 18:05
  • sorry for the delay, I simply wiped the card removing the partitions that I could not delete with the native tools in windows. To do that use the button "prepare unit" that wipes it and creates a new partition Jul 17, 2017 at 10:35
  • or do it with cli diskpart ; list disk ; select disk ; clean ; create partition primary ; format fs=ntfs quick
    – avia
    Sep 19, 2021 at 12:45

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