Currently Iâ€™m having big troubles recovering a Traxdata EZ Drive 2.0 pro 1 GB under Windows XP Pro SP2 and I was searching all around the web for a possible solution. The good thing is that I found many possible ways to bring the drive back to live, the bad is that nothing worked for my drive.
However, Iâ€™m for sure not the only one who have problems with such devices and so I thought itâ€™s probably a good idea to create a thread where everyone who has/had problems with such devices can post what he/she has tried.
Donâ€™t care if it has worked or not because that it doesnâ€™t have worked for you doesnâ€™t mean that it doesnâ€™t help others.
In my special case the drive refuses to do anything, it wont let format via Windows XP or the Traxdata format tool. The error message I get is: The device is write protected.
Here what Iâ€™ve tried:
1.) Checked the write protection switch of the stick
R.) Write protection is disabled
2.) Tried to format the stick in a different computer
R.) Didnâ€™t work
3.) Tried to format the stick using Windows CMD (start–> run–> cmd)
R.) Didnâ€™t work
4.) Tried to disable the write protection in the registry
How to (found over at techspot)
[ul][li]Start > Run > type â€˜regeditâ€™ (without the speachmarks) > Enter
[/li][li]Single-click on â€˜My Computerâ€™ > File > Export > save it to the Desktop (Always best to have a backup!!)
[/li][li]Go to the following: My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
[/li][li]Double click on the string â€˜WriteProtectâ€™ and change the â€˜Value Dataâ€™ box to â€˜0â€™
[/li][li]Then: File > Export > save somewhere useful as something like â€˜StorageDevicePolicies001.regâ€™
[/li][li]You also need to do this for the strings in any folders called â€˜ControlSet**â€™ ( = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) â€“ for example: Everything is the same, just change â€˜CurrentControlSetâ€™ to â€˜ControlSet**â€™
[/li]My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevice Policies
[li]Save these to the same place as before as â€˜StorageDevicePolicies00â€™
[/li][li]The saves are in case it reverts at a later date, just double click (saying â€˜yesâ€™ to importing these to the registry) on all of the files and it will all work again![/ul] [/li][/quote]
R.) wasnâ€™t able to find StorageDevicePolicies in the registry
5.) Tried to run chkdsk via Windows CMD
R.) unable to run chkdsk, because file system on the device is RAW
Today, Iâ€™ll play around with the Disk Management Tool.
Any other posts and suggestions are highly appreciated.