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How to format a flash drive or pen drive completely.

Go to dos command , enter your flash drive name with column (:) sign then enter . Then type format , it will ask u to format completely then press y and press enter .

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how to format external memory through cmd?


Providing the external hard drive is attached to the pc.

go to my computer, to find the drive letter of the hard drive. ie drive (E)

go to start, run, and type in cmd

a black DOS screen will appear.

from here you enter

format <drive letter (ie E)> "format e:" with out the " 's

it will say all data on this drive will be lost

do you wish to continue Y or N

hit Y, and the drive will be formatted.

Once complete it will ask for a drive name or press enter to continue.

Hope this helps

be safe

Jun 10, 2011 | Acer Tablets & eReaders

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my hp touchsmart 300 hard drive went out i got another hard drive but it needs to be formatted and pratitioned but i cant figure out how to do that


  • Start the computer in Command Prompt Mode. Type "FDISK." The partition window will appear with menu options. Enter 5 if you're partitioning a second drive, and select the drive; otherwise, skip to the next step. Enter 1 (Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive). Enter 2 (Create Extended DOS) to create a partition. Enter N when the program asks if you want to use the maximum available size. Designate the amount of disk space to allocate to the second partition (the partition will be assigned the next drive letter) Type a name for the new partition and press Enter. The partition menu will appear. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to create additional partitions. Press Esc to exit the partition command. Format the newly created partitions



  • Jul 28, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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    My USB says that it is 4gb, but when i go to properties, it says that over half of the space has been used, yet there isnt anything in my USB!!!???


    Hello...Pal! You will have to format your disk using your computer so that it works properly. You have two options to format for micro sd card. One is, you are to open my computer and right click on the sd card drive and choose format option. This will display a window, there is a option of quick format, make a check sign to this and press format button. Second is, go to start menu -> Program Files -> Accessories -> and choose command prompt. when command prompt window opens, type e.g, "format K:" and press enter, if it ask for volume label, type its drive name like Personal (C:), only type the name e.g, Personal, and if it does not ask for volume label, press enter one more time, then this will show a surity message, type Y and press enter, your micro-sd card will be format successfully.

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