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How to format corrupted flash drives ?

You can try to format your kingston flash drives or any other brand corrupted flash drives using the HP drive format utility...

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sudenly kingstone usb changed to skymedi and doesnt formated


When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved.

How to save data
To save data, use software full version, for example, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery. After the data is saved, do the repair flash drive.

Repair flash drive Kingston
1. Right-click the flash drive, select Format - select quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the second.
2. Format from Administrative Tools.
Win XP: click START - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - select quick format
Win Vista & 7: click START - Control Panel - select View by: Large Icons - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - Perform a quick format - OK. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the third process.
3. Format using the software, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Make the process quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the fourth.
4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)

How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system
Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install
Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract

How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility

For Win XP, first way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win XP, second way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

For Win Vista & 7, first way
Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win Vista & 7, second way
Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

Description
initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.

How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston

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Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish

Hope it helps.

Sep 04, 2011 | Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I...

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how to my flash format


HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software
used to format drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types.


1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format flash

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

Feb 06, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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hi i have a 128GB Kingston USB memory that I have tried to format it to NTFS format, but it would not. but it works in fat32. I users windows vista sp2. have tried a program called HP USB Disk Storage Format tools V2.1.8. you have more suggestions?


HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software
used to format drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types.


1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format USB memory

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

Feb 01, 2010 | Kingston Computers & Internet

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programme format Generic kingston 2 go


HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software
used to format drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types.


1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

Jan 03, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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