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The story is there is a file on the drive autorun.inf file, which contains a nasty trojan virus. I can not though any means delete the thing as it has write protected the stick. There is no write protection button btw. Have tried

- normal format

- Disk Management

- Shredding with a 3rd party software

- command prompt format

all come up with nothing but Write Protected..... if I could just get in there.

The autorun inf file won't even show up in the explorer, the virus checker can't fix it. I'm at a bit of a loss really, any suggestions?

Oz

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The story is there is a file on the drive autorun.inf file, which contains a nasty trojan virus. I can not though any means delete the thing as it has write protected the stick. There is no write protection button btw. Have tried

- normal format

- Disk Management

- Shredding with a 3rd party software

- command prompt format

all come up with nothing but Write Protected..... if I could just get in there.

The autorun inf file won't even show up in the explorer, the virus checker can't fix it. I'm at a bit of a loss really, any suggestions?

Oz

Try it with this free utility. It helped me very much and solved an issue as you described. It might work for you as well.

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

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Unlocker has failed

I have sent a request in to the Kingston site, but no reply

I have tried a format from Ubuntu, but still no joy there either.

Good side is if I ever want to trash someone's hdd, then this is the one you want to keep....lol

Oz

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Unlocker has failed

I have sent a request in to the Kingston site, but no reply

I have tried a format from Ubuntu, but still no joy there either.

Good side is if I ever want to trash someone's hdd, then this is the one you want to keep....lol

Oz

done a quick Google search. The first link is quite interesting:

http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/01/26/how-...rom-usb-drives/

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-22846-h...orun-inf-for-su

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Just thinking,

Do you have the Kingston software drivers etc. that came with the 4gb Usb Thumb Drive still with you? perhaps these could un-lock the drive?

Had a problem before on someones Kingston 1gb showing only 1/4 of the drive as the rest was locked and worked around to un-lock the rest of the it.

Yours truly,

Kan Win :o

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Some good links one I had not found on google, followed the procedure using attrib -r-a -s -h as before in the cmd prompt, but it couldn't still unlock the files, so formatting or deleting was out of the question.....

Might try this tool > HP USB Disk Format tool. It's also possible the virus produced a GPT partition which can be a pain to remove.

Was hopeful, but nope, it wont format until the write prtection is removed.

Thanks all for trying....

Oz

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