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You can phối a volume label if necessary. Tick “Quick Format” và click Start khổng lồ format the USB flash drive.


What to do: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool write protected?

From above tutorial, we can know that it is easy to lớn format USB drives via HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Portable. However, some users report they often meet the disk write-protected error during the formatting process like the below one:

“Try to format my HP USB drive with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Start it and select my HP USB drive, choose FAT32 tệp tin system và tick Quick Format. Finally, click Start only to get a prompting window saying: Device media is write-protected. Why this issue occurs and how khổng lồ fix it?”


In this case, you need to lớn remove write protection from the USB drive. To vì chưng so, there are several methods you can try.

Method 1. Check the lock switch

Some portable drives have a lock switch used khổng lồ protect the drive in transit. Insert the USB in your computer lớn see if you can save new files khổng lồ the drive or edit any existing files inside the drive. If you cannot and receive a notification telling you vì not have permission khổng lồ the access, the drive is locked.

Then you can kiểm tra the USB drive for a switch. Push the switch lớn the opposite position và try again. In most cases, this simple switch will unlock the drive and make it available for normal use.


Method 2. Clear write protection via CMD

If your USB flash drive is set to lớn read only mode by, you will also meet the write protect error when using HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Thus, you can remove the read only attribute via Command Prompt.

Press “Win+R” to open “Run” dialogue. Type “” and press Enter. Run as administrator. Then, run these commands one by one:

list disk

select disk n (where n is the disk number of your USB flash drive)

attributes disk clear readonly



Method 3. Reset writeprotect value in Registry

The Windows Registry is a database that saves a wide variety of configuration settings, nearly all configuration settings included with Windows. And the writeprotect key can be created, modified and deleted inside it.

Step 1. Open the Run box with pressing Windows key+r on your keyboard. Enter regedit in the box & click “OK”.

Step 2. Navigate khổng lồ the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies

Step 3. Double click the writeprotect option và set the value from 1 lớn 0 (from positive to negative) in the pop-up window.

Method 4. Check and fix possible errors

Open “Run” box lượt thích you vị in last method, và input “cmd” and hit on Enter. In the Command Prompt window, đầu vào “chkdsk g: /f /r /x” và press Enter. Replace g with your USB drive letter.

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After this, you can try khổng lồ format the USB drive again. If the write protect error still persists, try the last method, please.

Method 5. Apply free partition manager to lớn force format

If the tệp tin system of the USB flash drive is corrupted & USB drive becomes write protected, you can switch khổng lồ AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This free partition manager can force format write protected USB drive with corrupted tệp tin system. Three steps can make it done.

Step 1. Download, install & run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard on Windows PC. Right click the USB drive và select “Format Partition”.

Step 2. Choose a necessary file system and click “OK”. As shown in the screenshot, you can also format USB khổng lồ Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 as well.

Step 3. Back to the main interface, click “Apply” to commit the pending operation.

The Standard version only works with Windows 11/10/8/7 và Windows XP/Vista (32bit and 64bit). For Windows hệ thống users, the AOMEI Partition Assistant server is a great choice.


In this article, you can learn how lớn use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, as well as how to lớn solve device truyền thông is write-protected issue. Worth lớn mention. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a great alternative when you meet "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool not working" problem.

Besides, it can perform other disk partition management operations lượt thích clone partition, clone disk, make a bootable media, move partition, rebuild MBR, merge partitions, convert data disk from MBR to GPT without deleting partitions for Windows 11, etc.