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Usb Error - Remove Write Protection


I have a usb with no physical locks when i try to add or remove anything it says remove write protection but i can find no solutions to this anywhere on windows 7 can anyone help me please.

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Brief intro: i have a problem with my windows 7. It exists since the windows 7 rc (7100) and it's also on my windows 7 home premium (7600). It also appears to be in both the x86 and x64 version of the system, regardless of the computer i use.

Problem: whenever i start writing files onto my usb drive, it starts filling up my ram and also completely slows down windows 7 as the hard drive is being read from at its maximum speed. It usually fills about 500-600 mb of my ram. Until the file is completely written onto the device, the ram is being occupied. As the file manager i use to copy files with (be it windows explorer or total commander) reports the copy process is at 99%, the amount of occupied ram gradually starts to decrease until all of it is written onto the device, at which point the process of copying finally finishes.

I'd rather completely disable the write-caching to this device, as it would not affect the speed of the copy process and it wouldn't prevent me from using windows 7 since the primary harddrive ( the source of the file i am trying to copy ) would not be strained to its maximum capabilities by having to read the file into the ram write-cache.

I tried setting the usb drive in my device manager for quick removal, but that does not affect anything at all. I am a very advanced user, so do not be afraid to assume or suggest registry edits or other things.

Used software

Os: windows 7 rc x64 / windows 7 rc 32 / windows 7 home premium x64
File manager for the copy process: windows explorer / total commander

Used hardware

As i've stated before - this happens with more computers than just one, but i'll just post the details of my main pc here.

Mb: gigabyte ex58-ud5
Cpu: core i7 920
Ram: kingston hyperx ddr3 6gb (triple channel)
Gfx: nvidia gtx295
Hdd: samsung spinpoint f1, 1tb, sata ii, 32mb cache (running in ahci mode)

Usb flash : patriot xt 32gb, filesystem ntfs. Write speed ~9-10mb/s, read speed 27-31mb/s.


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