Here comes the stepwise guide on how to format HP USB with the HPhường USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Besides, you can learn what to bởi vì when meet the write protected error.

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Step 5. You can phối a volume label if necessary. Tick “Quiông xã Format” và click Start to format the USB flash drive.


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

From above sầu tutorial, we can know that it is easy to format USB drives via HPhường. 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 và select my HP.. USB drive, choose FAT32 file system and tiông xã Quichồng Format. Finally, cliông chồng Start only lớn get a prompting window saying: Device truyền thông is write-protected. Why this issue occurs and how to fix it?”


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

Method 1. Cheông chồng the lock switch

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

Then you can check the USB drive sầu for a switch. Push the switch to 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 phối khổng lồ read only mode by hillarypac.org, you will also meet the write protect error when using HPhường USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Thus, you can remove the read only attribute via Comm& Prompt.

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

danh sách disk

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

attributes disk clear readonly



Method 3. Remix 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 & deleted inside it.

Step 1. xuất hiện the Run box with pressing Windows key+r on your keyboard. Enter regedit in the box và cliông chồng “OK”.

Step 2. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies

Step 3. Double clichồng the writeprotect option and set the value from 1 lớn 0 (from positive sầu khổng lồ negative) in the pop-up window.

Method 4. Cheông xã & fix possible errors

When the USB drive has some bad sectors or errors, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool might also fails with the write protected error. Then you can use CHKDSK.exe tool to lớn check and fix USB flash drive error.

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


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

Method 5. Apply free partition manager khổng lồ force format

If the tệp tin system of the USB flash drive is corrupted and USB drive becomes write protected, you can switch to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This không tính tiền partition manager can force format write protected USB drive sầu with corrupted tệp tin system. Three steps can make it done.

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

Step 2. Choose a necessary tệp tin system và click “OK”. As shown in the screenshot, you can also format USB to Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 as well.

Step 3. Baông xã to lớn the main interface, clichồng “Apply” to lớn commit the pending operation.


The Standard version only works with Windows 11/10/8/7 và Windows XP/Vista (32bit và 64bit). For Windows Server 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 khổng lồ solve device truyền thông media is write-protected issue. Worth to mention. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a great alternative sầu when you meet "HP.. USB Disk Storage Format Tool not working" problem.

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