Hp Usb Disk Storage Format Tool Free Download For Windows Pc

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

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Step 5. You can set a volume label if necessary. Tick “Quick Format” & 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 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 khổng lồ 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 truyền thông media is write-protected. Why this issue occurs và how lớn fix it?”


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

Method 1. Kiểm tra the lock switch

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

Then you can check the USB drive for a switch. Push the switch lớn the opposite position and 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 read only mode by biologischelandbouw.org, 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 “biologischelandbouw.org” và 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. & the writeprotect key can be created, modified & 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 and set the value from 1 to lớn 0 (from positive to negative) in the pop-up window.

Method 4. Kiểm tra and 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 kiểm tra and fix USB flash drive error.

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


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 không lấy phí partition manager to force format

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

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

Step 2. Choose a necessary tệp tin system and click “OK”. As shown in the screenshot, you can also format USB to lớn 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 và 64bit). For Windows vps users, the AOMEI Partition Assistant vps is a great choice.


In this article, you can learn how khổng lồ use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, as well as how lớn solve device truyền thông is write-protected issue. Worth to 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 like 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.